Dementia Australia: 2021 Dementia Grants Program Mid-Career Research Fellowship

The Dementia Australia Research Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant round supporting talented mid-career researchers.

Funding & duration

Up to 4 Mid-Career Research Fellowships for researchers who are establishing their career in dementia research. The 2-year award includes salary (up to $145,000 pa) and research expenses ($75,000).


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The CI must hold a position at or below the level of Associate Professor (or equivalent if
    not employed within the university system).
  • 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
  • The research must be conducted in Australia and address the topic and scope of the
    funding round.
  • 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.

Submission requirements & due date

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