Skip to main content

Welcome to UMDF's online portal for the Research Grant Program and Symposium Poster Abstracts!

This portal is used for the UMDF Research Grant Program as well as for Symposium Poster Abstract submission. The account you create account may be used to submit both poster abstracts and grant applications- simply select the proper category when creating a new proposal.

Research Grant Program

Over a 20 year period, the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation has invested ~$10 million into academic research grants that support scientific inquiries related to mitochondrial disease. We are very proud of that track record, and the UMDF Grant Program remains the cornerstone of the Foundation’s commitment to advancing research toward the development of treatments and cures for mitochondrial disease. As we push into our third decade of existence, much has changed in terms of scientific knowledge in this space as well as the role that foundations such as UMDF play in the therapeutic development process. Our feeling is that a new landscape calls for a fresh approach toward scientific investment. We want to be thoughtful in developing new funding mechanisms and, unfortunately, that is not possible if we are concurrently running an open grant cycle. We have therefore decided to delay the start of the 2017 UMDF Grant Program until further notice. UMDF remains fully committed to making scientific investments in 2017.

We will share updates here when appropriate. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Symposium Poster Abstracts
UMDF will again be soliciting abstracts for poster sessions during Mitochondrial Medicine 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, June 28-July 1, 2017. The 2017 abstract cycle will open on November 1, 2016. Please direct all inquiries to

Portal software best viewed in Internet Explorer (v9 or higher) or in Chrome (v36 or higher).

UMDF Mission

To promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.