Eligibility

2020 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 funding period. 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 (the thesis must be passed prior to the proposed commencement date of the project). There are no restrictions as to when the PhD was awarded.
  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. 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 three years post-PhD experience at the time of applying, adjusted for career interruptions 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 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 CI must identify an experienced dementia researcher as a supervisor, who is based at the same institution as the CI.
  5. The research must be conducted in Australia and address the topic and scope of the funding round. However, the Fellowship may include a 6 month secondment that may be taken within or outside Australia.
  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.