Grants

2019 Dementia Grants Program - Round 2 NOW OPEN

PhD Scholarships - Submit Application

Up to four PhD Scholarships are on offer in Round 2 for new students, enrolled or intending to enrol in a research PhD. The Scholarships are valued at $30,000 per year for three years and may be undertaken in any area of dementia research.

Supporting documents and required attachments

As well as completing an online application form, applicants must upload the following supporting documents (in PDF format) on the application portal:

  • Official academic transcripts
  • Academic CV
  • Detailed Research Proposal
  • Evidence of ethics approval (if available)
  • Letter of Support from principal supervisor
  • Endorsement Form

For more information, please visit our information for applicants page and be sure to check the eligibility requirements.

Please note that you will be asked to create an account prior to completing the online application form. Log-in details will be sent to the email address you provide. If applicants experience technical errors when uploading an application, please contact: foundation@dementia.org.au.

Outcomes will be announced in December 2019.

Submit or Resume Application


2019 DCRC World Class Research Projects - NOW OPEN

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) is pleased to announce the following grant round to fund World Class Research Projects including trials and studies to produce evidence, evaluate interventions, promote practice change or inform policy.

From a total funding pool of $1.8 million, up to 3-5 project grants with a maximum of $600,000 per grant will be funded from the following areas to:

  1. Reduce or delay risk of cognitive decline or dementia.
  2. Develop evidence and promote the uptake measures that will help people live better with dementia, including but not limited to practice change initiatives, addressing stigma, promotion of autonomy and reablement.
  3. Improve quality of care and quality of life for people living with dementia and carers in community, residential care or acute care.

Supporting documents required

The review will be undertaken by the Dementia Australia Research Foundation Scientific Panel. Applicants must provide the following documents (in PDF format):

  • Academic CV
  • Details of each investigator in the research team
  • Name and contact details of the host institution
  • Project summary, including its significance, knowledge translation approach, how people living with dementia, their carer, families and/or the wider public will be involved in the research, and its alignment with the priority areas of the 2019 Strategic Roadmap for Dementia Research and Translation
  • Detailed Research Proposal
  • Evidence of ethics approval (if available)
  • Signed Endorsement Form

Applications must be submitted via email to foundation@dementia.org.au. Applications close 5.00pm AEDT, Friday 18 October 2019.

For further information, please see the Information for Applicants booklet (revised 13 September) or contact us at dcrcgrants@unsw.edu.au or foundation@dementia.org.au.

Outcomes will be announced in December 2019.


2019 Dementia Grants Program - Round 1 NOW CLOSED

Up to 14, $75,000 capacity building Project Grants for new, early and mid-career researchers are on offer in Round 1, 2019.

  • 7x Dementia Australia Research Foundation Project Grants including the Dementia Australia Research Foundation - Norma Beaconsfield Project Grant (new, early and mid-career researchers in any area of dementia research)
  • 1x Hazel Hawke Research Grant in Dementia Care (new, early and mid-career researchers in dementia care)
  • 1x Dementia Australia Research Foundation – Victoria Project Grant (new, early and mid-career researchers in clinical or psychosocial areas of dementia research)
  • 5x Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration – Dementia Australia Research Foundation Pilot Grants (new, early and mid-career researchers in clinical or psychosocial areas of dementia research)

Outcomes will be announced in December 2019.

The Dementia Australia Research Foundation has also partnered with the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Research Trust in 2019, to fund quality applications that seek to improve the lives of older people living with dementia, their families and carers. For further information or to apply, please visit the AAG website.

Please note that postdoctoral fellowships will not be offered in the 2019 Dementia Grants Program. 

The full list of successful applicants for the 2018 Dementia Grants Program can be viewed here.


2019 Dementia Grants Program Key Dates 

Round 1 – Project Grants
OPEN Wednesday 3 July 2019, 9.00am AEST
CLOSE Monday 12 August 2019, 5.00pm AEST
Outcomes announced: December 2019
Funding commences: January - March 2020 or by arrangement
  
Round 2 – PhD Scholarships
OPEN 2 Monday 2 September 2019, 9.00am AEST 
CLOSE Friday 11 October 2019, AEDT
Outcomes announced: December 2019 
Funding commences: January - March 2020 or by arrangement

 

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