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Motor Neurone Disease Australia is the national voice representing all Australians who share the vision of a world without MND.

Drawing on 35 years of experience, MND Australia works with a national network of State MND Associations to advocate, educate and raise awareness. Our goal is to empower Australians impacted by MND to live better for longer.

Until there is a cure, MND Australia’s research arm, the MND Research Institute of Australia, will promote and fund the best research with the greatest chance of making MND treatable.


10/01/2020 - 
John Costello, SLP and Director of ALS Augmentative Communication Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, will be holding a two-day interactive workshop on enhancing communication for people with MND at UTS in Sydney on 5-6 March 2020.
9/12/2019 - 
The MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top-up Grant is awarded as an incentive to an outstanding PhD student. The grant will provide a $5,000 per annum stipend for a PhD candidate, for a maximum of three years and commencing in 2020.

Applications will be accepted from PhD students who have been awarded a full PhD scholarship for biomedical or public health research in motor neurone disease. The applicant must be an Australian citizen or Australian resident. The applicant has not received PhD top-up funding from other sources.

Click here to read more information about the top-up grants. 

Applications close on January 31, 2020. 

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What is MND?

Motor neurone disease (MND) is known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in many parts of the world. MND is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells controlling the voluntary muscles undergo degeneration and die....  read more


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