Grants

2020 Dementia Grants Program - NOW OPEN

Race Against Dementia has partnered with the Dementia Australia Research Foundation to offer two, Post-doctoral Fellowships for new and early-career researchers, across the broad areas of dementia prevention or treatment. The 3-year award includes salary (up to $110,000 pa) as well as a project grant to cover research expenses ($75,000).

Up to 12, $75,000 capacity building Project Grants for new, early and mid-career researchers are also on offer, including: 

  • 4x Dementia Australia Research Foundation Project Grants including the Dementia Australia Research Foundation – Norma Beaconsfield Project Grant 
  • 1x Hazel Hawke Research Grant in Dementia Care 
  • 1x Dementia Australia Research Foundation – Victoria Project Grant (in clinical or psychosocial areas of dementia research) 
  • 1x Dementia Australia Research Foundation – Technology Project Grant 
  • 5x Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration – Dementia Australia Research Foundation Pilot Grants (in clinical or psychosocial areas 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 record of PhD or equivalent higher degree 
  • Academic CV 
  • Detailed Research Proposal
  • Evidence of ethics approval (if available)
  • Signed Endorsement Form 

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

START OR RESUME ONLINE APPLICATION

Outcomes will be announced in January 2021. 

The Dementia Australia Research Foundation has also partnered with the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Research Trust in 2020, 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 PhD Scholarships will not be offered in the 2020 Dementia Grants Program. 

The full list of successful applicants for the 2019 Dementia Grants Program can be viewed here.


2020 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 DCRC.
  • Detailed Research Proposal 
  • Evidence of ethics approval (if available) 
  • Signed Endorsement Form 

Applications must be submitted via email to [email protected]. For further information, please see the Information for Applicants booklet or contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].

Outcomes will be announced in April 2021. 

The successful applicants for the 2019 World Class Research Projects grant round have been announced and can be viewed here.


2020 Dementia Grants Program Key Dates 

Project Grants and Post-doctoral Fellowships
OPEN Wednesday 8 July 2020, 9.00am AEST
CLOSE Friday 21 August 2020, 5.00pm AEST
Outcomes announced: January 2021
Funding commences: January - March 2021 or by arrangement
 
World Class Research Grants
OPEN Wednesday 8 July 2020, 9.00am AEST
CLOSE Friday 21 August 2020, 5.00pm AEST
Outcomes announced: April 2021
Funding commences: April 2021 or by arrangement
  

 

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