Information for supporters

The Dementia Australia Research Foundation maintains a simple and competitive grants program that funds the best new and early career researchers.

The Dementia Grants Program gives young scientists a head start in this competitive environment. The Foundation aims to build capacity in dementia research, so we support researchers in their formative years so they can do great things for us in the future. 

Our postgraduate scholarships support PhD students to begin their scientific apprenticeship. A PhD Scholarship provides three years of support – the duration of a typical PhD study program.

Postdoctoral Fellowships provide up to three years of salary support for scientists who have graduated from their PhDs within the last three years. This is a critical time for scientists to produce research and obtain funding to have a long scientific career.

Project Grants are grants that provide researchers with the funds to obtain resources – be they people or pipettes - to investigate a particular topic. The grants come in various flavours, including:

  • Dementia Australia Research Foundation Project Grants, open to any topic. 
  • Dementia Australia Research Foundation - Victoria Project Grants, focused on specific clinical or psychosocial priority areas.
  • Hazel Hawke Research Grant in Dementia Care, focused on improving the quality of dementia care. 

The Foundation introduced Partnership Engagement Grants in December 2013. This new grant scheme allows us to partner with researchers financially and in-kind to apply for large, multi-year projects with outcomes that will have direct impacts on consumers and the work of Dementia Australia.

Please contact us or visit support if you would like further information about how you can support our grants program.