Eligibility

2019 Dementia Grants Program - Round 1

To be eligible for a Project Grant:

  1. At the time of acceptance and for the duration of a grant, the Applicant (Chief Investigator (CI)) must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or have an appropriate work visa in place at the time of acceptance and for the duration of the project. All applicants must provide evidence to their host institution to support this criterion. Host institutions are responsible for certifying and ensuring that these requirements are met. The Dementia Australia Research Foundation may request further information in relation to these requirements, including evidence of residency and/or citizenship.
  2. The CI must hold a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research), or have submitted a PhD thesis for examination prior to the proposed commencement date of the project.
  3. The CI must hold an academic position at or below Level C seniority (i.e., below the level of Associate Professor or equivalent if not employed within the university system).
  4. The research must be conducted in Australia and address the topic and scope of the funding round.
  5. The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable. It should be noted that grant payments may be withheld until ethics approval has been obtained.

2019 Dementia Grants Program - Round 2

To be eligible for a PhD Scholarship:

  1. At the time of acceptance and for the duration of a grant, the Applicant must be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen living in Australia or a permanent resident of Australia. All applicants must provide evidence to their host institution to support this criterion. Host institutions are responsible for certifying and ensuring that these requirements are met. The Dementia Australia Research Foundation may request further information in relation to these requirements, including evidence of residency and/or citizenship.
  2. The Applicant must be enrolled in a full-time research PhD at an Australian university or show that they have made arrangements to undertake a full-time PhD in research at an Australian university. Part-time PhD students are not eligible for the PhD Scholarship. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a PhD are encouraged to apply. However, the Foundation may, at its sole discretion, provide funding for the time remaining on the applicant’s candidature only. For example, an applicant who has completed 6 months of a full-time PhD program is eligible for 2.5 years of scholarship funding. Upon commencement of the award, the applicant must not have completed more than 50% of their PhD program.
  3. The Applicant must have written agreement of a qualified supervisor and the support of an Australian university to carry out the proposed project.
  4. The research must be conducted in Australia and address the topic and scope of the funding round.
  5. The Applicant must follow the guidelines of the host institution regarding paid work hours during their PhD (e.g. some Australian universities permit 10-20 hours paid work per week or additional salary up to 75% of the Scholarship).
  6. The Applicant must not hold another scholarship (i.e. the scholarship cannot be used as a top-up scholarship).
  7. The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable.