Conference Travel Grants 2020 - Application Closed

Applications opened on: Jan 22, 2020 9:00am AEST

Ended on: Mar 11, 2020 5:00pm AEST

Late application not accepted.

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) and the NHMRC would like to announce the 2020 DCRC Travel Scholarships.  Ten travel scholarships are on offer in 2020 with a consequent grant round in 2021. The number of conference travel grants will depend on the quality of the applications and availability of funds.

International Conference Travel Grants – up to $5,000

National Conference Travel Grants – up to $2,000

– Early academic career researchers[1]  and postgraduate students planning to present work related to a DCRC research priority area at a national or international conference in 2020 (see NHMRC strategic roadmap for research priorities ).

– Applicant/awardee must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident studying/working at an Australian institution

– Funding will be awarded pending acceptance to present at the named conference. Proof of abstract acceptance will be required before funding will be released: (if your presentation has not been accepted yet, you can still submit a conference travel grant application indicating this and providing the expected date of notification of acceptance).

– Evidence that the presentation is related to dementia and addresses a DCRC strategic priority.

– Abstract acceptance can be for a poster or oral presentation. Please indicate which you have applied for/been accepted for in your application.

– Successful applicants will be required to provide a half page report on their conference experience

– Applicant/awardee must be a member of the DCRC. Membership is free and available through our website.

[1] Early career defined as within seven years of most recent academic qualification (by research) with allowances made for interruption to career path.


To apply, please send your application to  with the subject heading “DCRC Travel Scholarship Application: [applicant surname]”

To complete the application you must provide the following documents (labelled using the following naming conventions):

  • Evidence of citizenship or permanent residency (Surname_Residency)
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (Surname_CV)
  • The name and dates of the conference you are applying for funding to attend, presentation type (poster/oral) and copy of the abstract you have submitted (Surname_Abstract)
  • Proof of abstract acceptance for presentation if applicable (Surname_Acceptance)
  • Requested budget and justification including estimated cost of registration, airfares, accommodation and funding options to cover the balance of conference travel if not covered by the travel scholarship (Surname_Budget)
  • Signed letters of support from your primary supervisor (if a student) or direct superior (Surname_Approval)

Note: All documents MUST be labelled using the requested naming conventions and pages numbered.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The quality of the academic record and potential of the applicant
  • The relevance of the conference to dementia research
  • The quality of the abstract
  • The value of the application based on budget justification

The final decision on successful applicants will be made by a panel of experts in the dementia priority areas and the Directors of DCRC, with input from consumers. Representation across dementia research areas and gender balance will be taken into consideration when making final decisions on successful applications.

Successful applicants will be notified by April 2020.

Further Information:

If you have any questions, please contact

Tiffany Jessop


Phone: +61 2 9385 2592