Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications open
5 November 2020
Applications close
26 November 2020 - internal deadline
Payment per year
$30,000 per annum
up to 3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
Type of Scholarship
Study Abroad and Exchange
Travel Scholarships
Available In
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology (SET)
Available To

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.

The Application Guide is available for download

Please be aware that all applications require endorsement by the Adelaide Graduate Research School prior to submission to DCRC.  Please ensure you request this no later than Thursday 26 November 2020 to allow adequate time for the document to be prepared ( )

Please direct queries to Tiffany Jessop or Ani Johnston by email to