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Prepared by Dr Julien Bensalem and Ayeisha Milligan Armstrong on behalf of the ADNeT EMCR Accelerator Group
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This sheet will be updated monthly. Last updated: 10/01/2023
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If you have any suggestions please get in contact: ayeisha.milligan@postgrad.curtin.edu.au andrew.shoubridge@sahmri.com
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Please note those grants highlighted in pink are not dementia specific.
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StatusClosing DateGrant NameFunder NameFunding CriteriaLink
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OpenR3: Letter of intent - February 3, 2023
Invited full proposal - April 7, 2023
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation - Core funding programsAlzheimer's Drug Discovery FoundationThe ADDF provides funding to academic centers and biotechs from around the world that are advancing therapeutic and biomarker development for Alzheimer's and related dementias.
Different programs available.
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities
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OpenACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation - DIAGNOSTICS ACCELERATOR PROGRAMSAlzheimer's Drug Discovery FoundationThe ADDF provides funding to academic centers and biotechs from around the world that are advancing therapeutic and biomarker development for Alzheimer's and related dementias.
Different programs available.
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities
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ClosedLetter of intent - 20/05/2022
Invited full proposal 29/07/2022
2023 dates to be announced shortly
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Partners- Accelerating Drug Discovery for FTD RFPThe Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) seek to accelerate this progress by supporting innovative small molecule and biologic (antibodies, oligonucleotides, peptides, gene therapy etc.) drug development programs for FTD through this request for proposals (RFP).
$100,000-$150,000 based on stage and scope of research. 1 year
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/accelerating-drug-discovery-for-ftd
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Letter of intent closedLetter of intent - 25/07/2022
Invited full proposal 24/10/2022
2023 dates to be announced shortly
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Partners- ADDF-HARRINGTON SCHOLAR PROGRAMAlzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery InstituteThis unique award provides funding and committed project support by a team of pharmaceutical industry experts through a collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute.
Up to $600,000 over 2 years
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/harrington
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Letter of intent openLetter of intent - 27/01/2023 Full proposal - 17/03/2023Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Partners- THE TREAT FTD FUNDAlzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Association for Frontotemporal DegenerationThe Treat FTD fund aims to support programs testing drugs or devices for FTD disorders while building clinical data around FTD mechanisms inhuman disease and corresponding biomarker endpoints in response to treatment.
Up to $2,000,000 based on stage and scope of the trial
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/the-treat-ftd-fund
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EOI closedEOI: 14/10/2022
Next cut-off date EOI: 23/03/2023
National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation - Alzheimer’s disease funding opportunitiesNFMRI and The Mason FoundationThrough our partnership with The Mason Foundation (managed by Equity Trustees), NFMRI will continuously be accepting expressions of interest for research into Alzheimer’s disease, subject to available funds. Expressions of interest may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed in line with the next cut-off date once received. All three portfolios are open, with preference for projects that fall within portfolios 2 and 3. A key aspect of portfolios 2 and 3 is accessing external capability to undertake critical research with high translational value.

We strongly encourage women to apply and for the researcher leading the project day-to-day to be listed as the chief investigator, including mid-career researchers. The focus of our reviews will be on the innovation and its potential of successfully securing the relevant next-step partner.
https://nfmri.org.au/research-and-innovation/apply-for-support/?mc_cid=bd40e657c0&mc_eid=e524b5c2de
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Closed1/11/2022 (Awaiting 2023 Date)Alzheimer's Disease Research Grants - Postdoctoral Fellowship AwardsBrightFocus FoundationPostdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career. $200,000 over 2 Years.https://www.brightfocus.org/grants/apply-for-grant
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Closed1/11/2022 (Awaiting 2023 Date)Alzheimer's Disease Research Grants - Standard AwardsBrightFocus FoundationThe standard award provides significant funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies. $300,000 over 3 Years.https://www.brightfocus.org/grants/apply-for-grant
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OpenAnytimeDementia Discovery FundDementia Discovery FundThe Dementia Discovery Fund is a close collaboration between charity, industry and the government, to provide much-needed investment in innovative dementia research. They are keen to hear from scientists, researchers and companies developing novel therapies for Dementia, who are in need of funding and help.https://svhealthinvestors.com/funds/the-dementia-discovery-fund
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Closed17/06/2022 (Will reopen in 2024)2022 Research GrantsBrain FoundationThe primary objective of the Brain Foundation Research Grants are to support individual researchers and research teams to conduct the highest quality research in clinical neuroscience. A subsidiary objective is to provide opportunities as a chief investigator for early career researchers to gain funding for projects with potential.https://brainfoundation.org.au/apply-for-research-funding/
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ClosedClosed 15th August, 2022 (Awaiting 2023 Date)2022 Dementia Grants Program - Round 1Dementia AustraliaProject Grants, Post-doctoral Fellowships and Mid-Career Research Fellowshipshttps://www.dementia.org.au/research/grants
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ClosedClosed 15th August, 2022 (Awaiting 2023 Date)2021 Dementia Grants Program - Round 2Dementia AustraliaInnovation Grantshttps://www.dementia.org.au/research/grants
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ClosedMin data: 24/08/22, Closing 07/09/22MRFF Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Grant OpportunityNHMRCThe Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) –2022 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Grant Opportunity will support research that:
Stream 1: develop interventions that deliver holistic and multidisciplinary care after diagnosis to improve quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers.
Stream 2: conduct implementation research focused on addressing inequalities in uptake of prevention activities to support healthy ageing and quality of life for:
Topic A - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Topic B - rural, regional and remote populations
Topic C - culturally and linguistically diverse populations
Stream 3: enhance utility of neuropsychological tests for dementia.
The anticipated outcome of the research is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians:
Stream 1: living with dementia and their carers by developing and supporting adoption of new patient centred care approaches focused on transitions between care types and settings
Stream 2: by implementing interventions that extend healthy, active years of life amongst vulnerable populations
Stream 3: by enabling earlier and more effective diagnosis of dementia.
https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/funding/find-funding/mrff-2022-dementia-ageing-and-aged-care-grant-opportunity
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ClosedLOI due 01/09/2022 (Awaiting 2023 dates)
Application deadline 10/11/2022
Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (AARF)Alzheimer's AssociationIndividuals applying to the program will be accepted from postdoctoral fellows with full time positions at their respective institution who have less than 13 years of research experience after receipt of their doctorate or other terminal degree. Individuals who have a position of an Assistant Professorship or above are not eligible.
Each Fellowship award is limited to $200,000.
https://www.alz.org/research/for_researchers/grants/types-of-grants/alzheimer_s_association_research_fellowship_(aarf)
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ClosedLOI due 01/09/2022 (Awaiting 2023 dates)
Application deadline 10/11/2022
Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG)Alzheimer's AssociationThe Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (AARG) award aims to fund early-career investigators who are less than 18 years past their doctoral degree or post-residency (M.D. or D.O.).
The purpose of this program is to provide newly independent investigators with funding that will allow them to develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures and to develop hypotheses. The intent is to support early-career development that will lay the groundwork for future research grant applications to federal or other funding entities.
Each AARG award total is limited to $200,000 (direct and indirect costs) for up to three years.
https://www.alz.org/research/for_researchers/grants/types-of-grants/aarg
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ClosedLOI due 01/09/2022 (Awaiting 2023 Dates)
Application deadline 10/11/2022
Alzheimer's Association Research Grant — New to the Field (AARG-NTF)Alzheimer's AssociationThis program is not intended for investigators that have and/or are working in neurodegeneration-related research; this program is intended for investigators from other disciplines applying their expertise to Alzheimer’s and all other dementia research. The goal of the New to the Field program is to provide an opportunity for investigators with expertise outside neurodegenerative research to apply their expertise to advance and accelerate Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Competitive applications to this program emphasize how the specific expertise/approach will advance research.
Each AARG-NTF award total is limited to $200,000 (direct and indirect costs) for up to three years.
https://www.alz.org/research/for_researchers/grants/types-of-grants/aarg-ntf
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ClosedApplications close 29/06/2022EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)NHMRC EU-JPND ResearchThe EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) will shortly launch a new multinational call for proposals for “Understanding the mechanisms of non-pharmacological interventions”.
https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/funding/find-funding/2022-nhmrc-european-union-joint-programme-neurodegenerative-disease-research-jpnd
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OpenR3 Applications closed 18/11/2022.

R4 applications open - 01/12/2022
R4 applications close - 17/02/2023
ARIIA Grant Program - Round 3
ARIIA Grant Program - Round 4
ARIIA-Aged Care Research & Industry InnovationOver the course of 2022-2024, the ARIIA Grant Program will consist of up to six rounds. ARIIA will fund projects with a maximum of $160,000 (ex GST) each along with mandatory co-contributions to support translational research projects running for a 12-month period.
Round 3 focused on funding projects aligned to the following topics: Dementia care, Rehabilitation, reablement & restorative care, Mental health & wellbeing ,Social isolation, Urgent & critical need.
Round 4 will focus on: Dementia care, Rehabilitation, palliative care and end of life, reablement & restorative care, Mental health & wellbeing ,Social isolation, Urgent & critical need, meaningful lifestyle activities, addressing staff burnout.
https://www.ariia.org.au/grants/how-to-apply
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ClosedMinimum data due 02/11/2022
Close 16/11/2022
Targeted Call for Research: Cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity in dementia research 2022NHMRCThe Targeted Call for Research (TCR): Cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity in dementia research 2022 grant opportunity aims to stimulate research that includes culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse individuals and is conducted in a culturally safe and appropriate manner. This will contribute to best practice approaches to dementia research conducted in Australia.
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Closed27/07/2022 (Awaiting 2023 date)MRFF Researcher Development and Exchange in Industry (REDI) Fellowship ProgramMTPConnecthttps://www.mtpconnect.org.au/Category?Action=View&Category_id=293
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ClosedOpen 12/01/2022
Close 30/11/2022
Check for Peer-review cycles
NHMRC Partnership ProjectsNational Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)Each grant round will funded against key sector priorities of focus for ARIIA and the aged care sector.https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/funding/find-funding/partnership-projects
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OpenNIHR Opens: 28 July 2022
NIHR Applications Close: 29 November 2022
Full Applications open in Sapphire and NIHR: 1 February 2023
MQ Submission Date: 9am 23 February 2023
Submission to NHMRC: 23 March 2023
NHMRC-NIHR 2022 for funding in 2023National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)The NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grant Scheme 2022 supports Australian participation and collaboration in leading international collaborative research through the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. The HTA Programme funds independent research about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests.
$3M, 5 years.
https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=fa586964-387b-47d6-b792-69a282c7046d
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EOI closedEOI open 17/10/2023
EOI close 10/11/2022
Applications open 21/11/2022
Applications close 25/01/2023
The Ian Potter Foundation Medical Research Grants Round 1, 2023The Ian Potter FoundationIn the Medical Research program the Foundation will consider applications: To support the provision of equipment and capital infrastructure to support outstanding research groups.https://www.ianpotter.org.au/funding-rounds/
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Closed06/12/2022Wellcome Discovery awardsWellcome Trusthttps://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/discovery-awards
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Open21/02/2023Wellcome Early-career awardsWellcome TrustDementia carehttps://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/early-career-awards
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Closed01/12/2022Wellcome Career development awardsWellcome TrustRehabilitation, reablement & restorative carehttps://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/career-development-awards
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check websiteWellcome Trust - other schemesWellcome TrustMental health & wellbeinghttps://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes
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check websiteAustralian Scholarships FoundationAustralian Scholarships FoundationSocial isolationhttps://scholarships.org.au/scholarships/
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OpenApplications open: 25/01/2023
Min data: 22/02/2023
Applications close: 22/03/2023
NHMRC Investigator GrantsNHMRCUrgent & critical need.https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/funding/find-funding/investigator-grants
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Next round in 2023
Opening 08/03/2023
Min data: 05/04/2023
Applications close: 03/05/2023
NHMRC Ideas grantsNHMRCThe objective of the Ideas Grant scheme is to support innovative research projects addressing a specific question(s).https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/funding/find-funding/ideas-grants
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Closed07/10/2022ASMR Research AwardsAustralian Society for Medical ResearchThe ASMR Research Awards are offered annually to support postgraduate and early career researchers (<3 years post-PhD) in undertaking a short period of research at a distal institution within Australia.https://asmr.org.au/research-awards/
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OpenApplications close July 2022Fulbright Future ScholarshipsAustralian-American Fulbright CommissionFor individuals seeking to undertake 3-10 months postdoctoral research in the U.S., who have completed their PhD in the past 5 years or who will have their PhD conferral before the proposed date of departure.
https://www.fulbright.org.au/applicants/australian-applicants/fulbright-future-scholarships-postdoctoral/
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ClosedEOI open 01/02/2022, Close 01/03/2022 (Awaiting 2023 dates)
Full application (shortlisted) open 6/04/2022 close 03/05/2022
Raine Priming GrantsRaine Foundation Only open to researchers in Western Australia. Raine Priming Grants provide funding for research into any area of medical science that investigates the nature, origin and cause of human disease, and the prevention, cure, alleviation and combating of such disease.
https://www.rainefoundation.org.au/research/funding-opportunities/raine-priming-grants/#toggle-id-1
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The Hal Kendig Research Development ProgramAAGThe Hal Kendig Research Development Program's purpose is to support early career researchers to improve their track record to lead to an ARC Grant or Fellowship or comparable research funding, and to support a discrete research effort that provides evidence and critical thinking that furthers the interests of vulnerable older people in advanced age. The grants do this by providing targeted support for targeted and responsive research in ageing in Australia that is strategic to the career development of the applicant, as well as important to improving the experience of ageing. Priority will be given to applied research to improve the experience of vulnerable older people in advanced aged with a strong emphasis on psycho-social research and quality of life.
https://www.aag.asn.au/Web/AAG-Research-Trust/Apply-for-a-Grant.aspx?ss360SearchTerm=grant
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Closed Closed 15/03/2022Strategic Innovation ProgramAAGThe AAG Research Trust’s Strategic Innovation Program aims to facilitate dynamic and responsive research that will improve research impact by contributing to research translation. Any AAG member is eligible to apply, however, in accordance with the Strategic Innovation Programs focus, applications from early and mid-career researchers up to eight years post-PhD, considering career interruption, and practitioners engaged in research, are strongly encouraged.
Two grants of up to $30,000 each, plus an additional grant of $30,000 that has a substantive dementia focus as part of a partnership between the AAG Research Trust and Dementia Australia Research Foundation*,will be available to be awarded through the 2022 Strategic Innovation Program. All grants are for 18 months.
https://www.aag.asn.au/Web/AAG-Research-Trust/Apply-for-a-Grant.aspx?ss360SearchTerm=grant
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Closed Closes 15/03/2022 (Awaiting 2023 date)
RM Gibson ProgramAAGThe grants support researchers and practitioners, who are either post graduate students (Masters by research or PhD) or within five years of graduation from a PhD or Masters by Research, considering career interruption. There is no age limit. Undergraduates are not eligible. Four grants of up to $7,000 each, plus an additional grant of $7,000 that has a substantive dementia focus as part of a partnership between the AAG Research Trust and Dementia Australia Research Foundation*, will be available to be awarded through the 2022 RM Gibson Program. All grants are for 18 months.
https://www.aag.asn.au/Web/AAG-Research-Trust/Apply-for-a-Grant.aspx?ss360SearchTerm=grant
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Opening soonApplications open: Monday 30th January 2023

Applications close: Monday 6th March 2023
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Australian & New Zealand FellowshipsL’Oréal-UNESCO Each Fellow is awarded $25,000 for a one year project. This is intended to provide practical help for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields and the winners may choose to spend their fellowship on buying scientific equipment, paying for child care costs, conference & travel costs or other items they may need to continue their research.
Within the Australian & New Zealand program there are five Fellowships available:
The National Fellows must be within five years of their PhD (not including career breaks) for research at an Australian or New Zealand academic or research institution.
https://www.forwomeninscience.com.au/about
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ClosedMin data: 29/06/2022
Close: 13/07/2022
MRFF – 2021 Early to Mid-Career Researchers Grant OpportunityThe objective of the 2021 Early to Mid-Career Researchers Grant Opportunity is to provide grants of financial assistance to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that:

Stream 1 (Incubator): conduct early stage, small-scale research, led by early-career researchers, that seeks to assess the potential and feasibility of novel strategies to address a critical or intractable health issue
Stream 2 (Accelerator): establish a large-scale interdisciplinary research program, led by mid-career researchers, that drives implementation of substantial improvements to health care and/or health system effectiveness
Stream 3 (Targeted Call for Research): utilise co-funding between the MRFF, a sponsoring academic organisation and partner organisation(s) to accelerate translation of research led by early to mid-career researchers.
https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/funding/find-funding/mrff-2021-early-mid-career-researchers-grant
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check websiteNIH grants & fundingNIHHere find a list of NIH grants and funding and their deadlines
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/due-dates-and-submission-policies/due-dates.htm
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check websiteNHMRC funding calendarNHMRC and otherHere find a list of NHMRC grants and funding and their deadlineshttps://www.nhmrc.gov.au/calendar
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