Scholarship details

Funding Body:

Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation


Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation

Research Areas:

Health Sciences


Postgraduate Research


This year, the Foundation is offering the following scholarships:

  • 6 x Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships in dementia research ($30,000 per year for 3 years)
  • 1 x Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Dementia Specific Respite Research (valued at $30,000 per year for 3 years)
  • 6 x Top-up Scholarships (valued at up to $7,500 per year for two years)




Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia. Applicants who have been resident in Australia for at least two years and have evidence of eligibility and application for permanent residency may also be eligible. 


Please note that though the Foundation will award stipends for full-time or part-time study, the University only allows part-time students to hold a stipend in exceptional circumstances, which are:

(a) the student has an ongoing medical condition preventing full-time study or,

(b) the student has heavy carer commitments that prevent full-time study e.g. they are the primary carer for a baby or young child.


Amount awarded:

$30,000 per year for up to 3 years for full scholarships.  $7,500 per year for up to 2 years for top-up scholarships.

Application guide:

See to download the information.  The application is to be completed using the Foundation’s online application system.


Submission Instructions


The application should be completed online but you must also print a hard copy for submission to the Scholarships Office by the internal closing date of 11 October 2013.  Your application must include a copy of your proof of residency/citizenship, a copy of your academic transcript, and your CV.


The Scholarships Office will organise for the Certification of Project Support document to be signed by Ms Jordi Austin, Director Student Support Services, as the Nominee of the Head of Administering Institution.  The Scholarships Office will then scan and email you the signature page for you to upload to your online application.


Additional Instructions


Under the University section please insert the University and contact details below:


The University of Sydney

Scholarships Office

Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building

The University of Sydney NSW 2006


The ABN is 15 211 513 464.


The Research Office Contact is Ms Lara Fourro, email phone (02) 8627 8115.


Enrolment Status

When requesting the scholarship tenure, any prior enrolment already undertaken in the PhD reduces the tenure of the scholarship.


Certifications and Approvals

Use the template provided in the Information for Applicants booklet.

The Director of Student Support Services, Ms Jordi Austin, will sign the form as Head of Administering Institution/Nominee.


Closing date:

11 October 2013