National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Boosting Dementia Research Initiative

The National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) is part of the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative and will target, co-ordinate and translate the Australian research effort in dementia.

NHMRC has allocated funding to support a multidisciplinary, national team to establish and maintain a National Dementia Network. The objective of the Network is to improve the lives of people with dementia, as well as accelerating translation of interventions to treat and prevent dementia beginning with establishing and maintaining a national dementia registry as a national resource.

The Network is expected to deliver the following outcomes:

  1. report on the natural history, disease trajectory and outcomes of dementia and cognitive impairment in accordance with the Framework for Australian clinical quality registries developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care,
  2. establish suitable cohorts of highly characterised individuals as part of the registry that could participate in targeted and relevant clinical trials, and
  3. develop a network of trial sites, which can be used for clinical dementia trials.

Funding & Duration

Up to $18 million will be provided by NHMRC. Funding is available over five years.


Institutions must be an NHMRC approved Administering Institution to be eligible to receive and administer NHMRC funding.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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