Dementia Australia is providing grants up to $75,000 to support small projects, time-limited research projects, or pilot projects conducted by individual and organisation based researchers. The objective of the grant is to build capacity in the field of dementia research by supporting new, early and mid-career researchers.
To be eligible for a Project/Pilot Grant:
- 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. 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.
- The CI must hold a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research), or have submitted a PhD thesis for examination prior to the proposed commencement date of the project.
- 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).
- 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. It should be noted that grant payments may be withheld until ethics approval has been obtained.
Further, the CI must demonstrate that:
1. People with dementia, their carers and families and the wider public (if appropriate) have been or are involved throughout the project (beyond a role as participants). This may be achieved in any number of ways including:
- Consultation about the research proposal – to ensure that it addresses an identified area of priority for them.
- Inclusion as joint grant holders or co-applicants on your research proposal.
- Membership of a Steering Committee or Advisory Group or as a ‘research buddy’ for the researcher.
- Providing comment on and/or developing patient information leaflets or other research materials.
- Involvement in the dissemination of research outcomes and the development of plain language project summaries.
Applications close 21 August 2020.