Motor Neurone Disease Research Australia (MNDRA) is the research arm of MND Australia.

MNDRA was established in 1984 as a national organisation promoting medical and scientific research into MND. The organisation has been driven forward by the vision to understand the causes, find effective treatments and discover cures for MND.
MND Research Australia


The aims of Motor Neurone Disease Research Australia are:

  • To promote medical and scientific research into MND.
  • To determine the relative merits of research proposals for the study of MND for the receipt of research grants.
  • To administer research grants for the study of MND.
  • To facilitate the exchange of information about MND.
  • To affiliate with other bodies, either national or international, to advance the cause of research into MND.
  • To raise funds to support research into MND.
  • To be an Approved Research Institute by meeting the conditions of Income Tax Assessment Act.
Motor Neurone Disease Research Australia was previously known as the Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia, the A.L.S. Research Institute and the A.L.S.–Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute Incorporated.


MND Australia is the principal member of MNDRA. The Board members of MNDRA are the same as the Board of MND Australia.

The MND Australia Research Committee members review grant applications and determine the distribution of funds within the set policies, and according to the criteria for scientific assessment.



    To find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for motor neurone disease (MND)
Stragegic objective 1:
    Promote research excellence by supporting only the best research that has the greatest chance of finding effective treatments and improving the care of people living with MND. 

Read the full MND Australia Research Strategy 2018 – 2021.

Policies and position statements


Phone: +61 2 8287 4989
Mobile: +61 434 975 235
Email: [email protected]

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International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations

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