Information for applicants

Dementia Australia Research Foundation offers project grants to new, early- and mid-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.  

A template of the application form to be used for the 2020 Dementia Grants Program will be provided on this webpage at a later date. This will allow applicants to view each section of the form and/or work on the application offline. As an example, the 2019 template is provided below.

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.

Information for Applicants Booklet (2019) 

Endorsement Form (2019)

Application Template - Word doc (2019)

Further Information

For further information about the 2020 Dementia Grants Program or the application process please contact us at foundation@dementia.org.au.


2020 Dementia Grants Program Key Dates 

Round 1 – Project Grants and Post-doctoral Fellowships
OPEN July 2020
CLOSE August 2020
Outcomes announced: January 2021
Funding commences: January - March 2021 or by arrangement