Applications now open for research scholarships and grants
07 September, 2011
Alzheimer’s Australia Research (AAR) is calling for applications for 5 PhD scholarships and 2 Dementia Research Grants.
Visit our research page to find out more about the grants available.
These generous, tax-free scholarships are valued at $30,000pa for three years.
The two Dementia Research Grants are valued at $40,000 each.
Two of the PhD scholarships were made possible through generous donations from the Viertel Foundation and Resthaven Inc. All other grants are a product of generous public donations.
Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Glenn Rees said “These scholarships and awards will encourage talented emerging researchers to become involved in dementia research. By building this solid foundation of dementia researchers, Alzheimer’s Australia is helping to build Australia’s capacity to undertake vital research into dementia prevention, treatment and care.
We also hope to encourage the Government to respond by increasing funding for dementia research in line with other chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.”
“As a consumer organisation, Alzheimer’s Australia is committed to ensuring that dementia research is both relevant to the issues experienced by consumers, and results in tangible and beneficial outcomes,” said Mr Rees.
For more information about the grants available in 2011, or to find out how to donate to dementia research through Alzheimer’s Australia, please visit www.alzheimers.org.au.
Those interested in staying abreast of the latest findings in dementia research from around the world can subscribe to Alzheimer’s Australia’s fortnightly Dementia News, by emailing us at; email@example.com