Dementia Australia: 2021 Dementia Grants Program Project Grant

The Dementia Australia Research Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant round supporting talented new and early career researchers.

Funding & duration

Up to 12, $75,000 capacity building Project Grants for new and early-career researchers.


  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • The research must be conducted primarily 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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