Eligibility

2021 Dementia Grants Program

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. The CI must also be based in Australia for at least 80% 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 not have more than six years post-PhD experience at the time of applying, adjusted for career interruptions / relative to opportunity i.e. the CI was awarded a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research) on or after 6 July 2015 or has submitted a PhD thesis for examination (the thesis must be passed prior to the proposed commencement date of the project).
  3. The CI must not have been awarded project funding from NHMRC, ARC, MRFF or equivalent international schemes where they have been listed as the lead CI (i.e. CIA) on the application.
  4. The research must be conducted primarily 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. Please note that grant payments may be withheld until ethics approval has been obtained.

To be eligible for a Post-doctoral Fellowship:

  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, 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. Applicants who hold a temporary work visa are not eligible to apply.
  2. The CI must not have more than four years post-PhD experience at the time of applying, adjusted for career interruptions / relative to opportunity i.e. the CI was awarded a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research) on or after 6 July 2017 or has submitted a PhD thesis for examination (the thesis must be passed prior to the proposed commencement date of the project).
  3. The CI must identify an experienced dementia researcher as a supervisor, who is based at the same or a related institution (e.g. an affiliated hospital or research institute) as the CI. Under usual circumstances, the mentor would not have been the applicant’s PhD supervisor.
  4. The research must be conducted primarily in Australia and address the topic and scope of the funding round. However, the RAD Post-doctoral Fellowship may include a 6-month secondment that may be taken within or outside Australia.
  5. The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable. Please note that grant payments may be withheld until ethics approval has been obtained.

To be eligible for a Mid-Career Research Fellowship:

  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, 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. Applicants who hold a temporary work visa are not eligible to apply.
  2. The CI must not have more than 10 years post-PhD experience at the time of applying, adjusted for career interruptions / relative to opportunity i.e. the CI was awarded a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research) on or after 6 July 2011.
  3. The CI must hold a position at or below the level of Associate Professor (or equivalent if not employed within the university system).
  4. The CI must identify an experienced dementia researcher as a supervisor, who is based at the same or a related institution (e.g. an affiliated hospital or research institute) as the CI.
  5. The research must be conducted in Australia and address the topic and scope of the funding round.
  6. The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable. Please note that grant payments may be withheld until ethics approval has been obtained.

To be eligible for an Innovation Grant:

  1. At the time of acceptance and for the duration of a grant, the Applicant (Chief Investigator ‘A’ (CIA)) 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. The CIA must also be based in Australia for at least 80% 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 project team must include an early- or mid-career researcher. For the purposes of this funding round, this researcher must not have more than 10 years post-PhD experience at the time of applying, adjusted for career interruptions / relative to opportunity i.e. the researcher was awarded a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research) on or after 27 July 2011 or has submitted a PhD thesis for examination.
  3. The research must be conducted primarily in Australia and address the topic and scope of the funding round.
  4. The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable. Please note that grant payments may be withheld until ethics approval has been obtained.