Information for applicants

Dementia Australia Research Foundation offers project grants early career researchers to help build the capacity of the dementia research sector. Many previous grant recipients have gone on to establish successful research careers. We hope that you will join them!

To make the application process as smooth as possible please read all eligibility criteria and other information in the Information for Applicants document provided.

It is also worth taking a look at some of our researchers previously funded.

Online Application

Applications must be submitted online via an application portal available through the Dementia Australia Research Foundation website. The portal will close at the advertised closing date, after which applicants will not be able to upload or modify any part of their application.

The application form includes a number of required fields. To ensure that all relevant information is entered, each page of the application form needs to be completed in full before moving onto the next.  

As applicants may wish to view each section of the form and/or work on the application offline, a template of the application form can be viewed and downloaded here.

Information for Applicants

Endorsement Form

Application Template

Please note that an account will be created for you automatically the first time you click ‘save draft’ in the application form, using the email address that you have provided in your application. Log-in details will be sent to this email address.

Further Information

For further information about the 2017 Dementia Grants Program or the application process please contact us at


Round 1 - Project Grants

OPEN Tuesday 21 March 2017, 9.00am AEDT

CLOSE Monday 8 May 2017 5.00pm AEST

Outcomes announced: December 2017

Funding commences: January - March 2018


Round 2 - PhD Scholarships

OPEN Monday 4 September 2017 9.00am AEST

CLOSE Monday 16 October 2017 5.00pm AEDT

Outcomes announced: December 2017

Funding commences: January - March 2018