2018 Dementia Grants Program - Round 1 NOW CLOSED

A 3-year, $1 million Dementia Australia Research Foundation - Yulgilbar Innovation Grant is on offer in Round 1, 2018.

The Grant is jointly funded by the Dementia Australia Research Foundation and The Yulgilbar Foundation, demonstrating our organisations’ collective commitment to supporting discoveries in dementia.

The purpose of this Grant is to fund generously a single, high-quality, innovative and possibly paradigm-changing research project that could transform the landscape of dementia research. The Grant is designed to attract proposals from new groups, which may be multi-disciplinary, bringing expertise from outside (as well as within) the field of dementia, and with the potential to offer new approaches and collaborations nationally and internationally.

Outcomes will be announced in October 2018.

2018 Dementia Grants Program - Round 2 NOW OPEN

Up to thirteen $75,000 capacity building Project Grants for new, early and mid-career researchers are on offer in Round 2, 2018.

  • Ten Dementia Australia Research Foundation Project Grants including The Hill Foundation Project Grant, The A&L Project Grant and the Dementia Australia Research Foundation - Norma Beaconsfield Project Grant (new, early and mid-career researchers in any area of dementia research)
  • One Hazel Hawke Research Grant in Dementia Care (new, early and mid-career researchers in dementia care)
  • Two Dementia Australia Research Foundation – Victoria Project Grants including the Cecilia Margaret Hudson Dementia Research Grant (new, early and mid-career researchers in clinical or psychosocial areas of dementia research)

Up to two, $30,000 Training Fellowships are also on offer in Round 2.

These Fellowships are open to Australian-based health professionals undertaking projects in any area of dementia research. The award aims to build capacity in dementia research by encouraging health professionals to develop ideas that will ultimately improve outcomes for people living with dementia, their carers and families. The Fellowships will also enable applicants to receive mentoring by an experienced dementia researcher or team.

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 record of PhD or equivalent higher degree (or transcript for Training Fellowships)
  • Academic CV
  • Detailed Research Proposal
  • Evidence of ethics approval (if available)
  • Letter of support from mentor (Training Fellowships only)
  • Endorsement Form(s)

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

Start or Resume Training Fellowship Application

Start or Resume Project Grant Application


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:

Outcomes will be announced in December 2018.

Please note that postdoctoral fellowships and PhD scholarships will not be offered in the 2018 Dementia Grants Program. 

The full list of successful applicants for the 2017 Dementia Grants Program can be viewed here.

2018 Dementia Grants Program Key Dates 

Round 1 – Dementia Australia Research Foundation - Yulgilbar Innovation Grant
OPEN Thursday 12 April 2018, 9.00am AEST 
CLOSE Thursday 31 May 2018, 5.00pm AEST 
Outcomes announced: October 2018 
Funding commences: January 2019 or by arrangement
Round 2 – Project Grants and Training Fellowships 
OPEN Wednesday 4 July 2018, 9.00am AEST 
CLOSE Monday 13 August 2018, 5.00pm AEST 
Outcomes announced: December 2018 
Funding commences: January - March 2019


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