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MEDIA RELEASE

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) and the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) 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 and three 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 DCRC priority research areas as shown in page 6 of the document on the following webpage https://www.nnidr.gov.au/about-institute/strategic-roadmap. Research proposals must fall into one of the five broad DCRC areas and preferably into one of the specific research areas.
 
Students applying for these scholarships must:
  • Be eligible for enrolment in a research PhD at an Australian institution and undertake their studies full-time

  • At least one member of the supervisory team must be a member of NNIDR and DCRC. See https://www.nnidr.gov.au/membership-network for information on membership.

  • 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 one of the DCRC priority areas of dementia research

  • 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 (usually 14 hours per week)

  • Not hold another PhD scholarship

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a 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 residency in progress may also be eligible

For questions, please contact:
Tiffany Jessop/Kirsty Zmisa
Phone: +61 2 9385 2597 / +61 2 9399 1021