Applications are now open for the MND Research Institute of Australia 2017 funding round for new research grants commencing in 2018. Closing date: 6 pm (AEST), Friday 25 August 2017.

Research grants offered for 2018 include 12-month grants-in-aid (up to $100,000), three-year post-doctoral fellowships, a PhD scholarship and PhD top-up grants. In addition, the Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize aims to reward an outstanding mid-career researcher with a demonstrated background of excellence in neuroscience research. The Prize offers $250,000 for a 12 month project.

Funding decisions will be made by the MNDRIA Research Committee at a Grants Allocation Meeting on 9 November 2017.

A list of all grants available and detailed application guidelines are available online

If you’re living with a neurological condition and are experiencing bladder problems, you’re not alone – these issues are common among people living with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, MND and muscular dystrophy. MS are hosting this workshop which will be presented by continence experts including urologist Prof Richard Millard, physiotherapist Irmina Nahon and MS continence nurse Katherine Smith. For more information see or contact MS Connect ph. 1800 042 138 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Look at this great Winter Warmer Package available now. Large travel coffee mug, beanie and pair of ladies or mens socks. Order yours today!

We're getting excited, Bob is getting close to Perth. On day 32 Bob got away at 8:30am; a late start because of rain and a relatively short ride into Geraldton.

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