Three Postgraduate Scholarships in Dementia Research Announced!

Published on: September 2, 2020

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) would like to announce the 2021 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 2021.

Funded by the Australian government, the DCRC’s primary research foci within the broader topic of dementia research are:

  • Prevention
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Intervention and treatment
  • Living with dementia and care

The DCRC’s primary goals are to increase knowledge and implementation of research findings in these areas and to address the five priority areas listed under the Strategic Roadmap for dementia Research and Translation, see for more information.

For this scholarship round, candidates undertaking research into dementia care and prevention will be prioritised for funding. Students applying for these scholarships must:

  • Be eligible for enrolment in a research PhD at an Australian institution and undertake their studies full-time or part-time (pro-rata).
  • At least one member of the supervisory team must be a member of the DCRC.
  • Have a written agreement from a qualified supervisor and the support of an Australian university to carry out the proposed project.
  • The research proposal must relate to dementia care or dementia prevention.
  • Not be employed in paid work during the scholarship period for more than maximum number of hours per week as specified by the administering university (normally 14 hours per week).
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand citizen living permanently in Australia. Applicants who have been resident in Australia for at least two years and have evidence of eligibility and an application for permanent residence in progress may also be eligible.

For questions, please contact: Tiffany Jessop or Ani Johnston

Download the Application Guide