Current Funding Opportunities

Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration Postgraduate Scholarships in Dementia Research

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) and the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research would like to announce the 2018 DCRC Postgraduate Research Scholarships for Dementia Research. Three PhD scholarships are on offer at $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years, starting in 2019.

Three more scholarships will be on offer in 2020, with an additional three available in 2021.

The DCRC's primary goals are to increase knowledge and implementation of research findings within the priority research areas of: prevention, assessment and diagnosis, intervention and treatment, living with dementia, and care. 

Research proposals must fall into one of the broad priority areas and preferably into one of the specific research areas set out in the NNIDR Strategic Roadmap for Dementia Research (pp 5-6).

To satisfy eligibility criteria, applicants must:

  • Be eligibile for enrolment in a research PhD at an Australian institution, undertaking this study full-time
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen living permanently in Australia
    • Applicants who have resided in Australia for at least two years and have evidence of eligibility, and an applications for permanent residency in progress may also be eligible
  • Develop and submit a research proposal related to one of the DCRC priority areas of dementia research
  • Be supervised by a team with at least one member of the NNIDR and DCRC. See the NNIDR Membership page for more information
  • Have a written agreement from a qualified supervisor, and the support of an Australian university to carry out the proposed project
  • Not be employed in paid work during the scholarship period exceeding the maximum hours per week specificed by the administering university
  • Not hold another PhD scholarship

To apply, please complete the application form found here and send to under the subject heading DCRC PhD Scholarship Application: [Investigator surname]

Applications close 5pm, 28 September 2018. No late applications will be accepted.