Alzheimer's Australia Supports Emerging Researchers
09 November, 2011
Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Research Grants and Fellowships. Once again, the Dementia Grants Program will fund a wide range of research projects, with a specific focus on capacity-building through supporting early career researchers.
Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty, Chairman of the Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Reseach Foundation (AADRF, formerly Alzheimer's Australia Research) Board, commented that “By providing young researchers with an opportunity to develop their ideas, we are sowing the seeds for a rich harvest in dementia research in future years.”
For the first time, consumers have had an opportunity to review and provide feedback on applications through the Consumer Dementia Research Network (CDRN). In addition, the CDRN provided a number of topics to be given priority, and one of the AADRF grants was chosen from their priority areas.
Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Glenn Rees commented “It is vital that consumers are at the forefront of research; not just as participants, but guiding the researchers to investigate issues that are pertinent to them.”
Click here for the full list of AADRF grant recipients for 2011.
AADRF would like to thank the Scientific and Medical Panel, chaired by Professor Kaarin Anstey, and the many reviewers for their input and support of the program.