Boosting Dementia Research Grants

Boosting Dementia Research Grants

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Boosting Dementia Research Grants will provide financial support for individual researchers, teams of researchers or organisations to undertake research and implementation projects in identified priority areas that will deliver on the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) Strategic Roadmap for Dementia Research and Translation.

Assessment Criteria1. Relevance to the aims of the round and significance of expected outcomes (30%)
2. Project design, methods and analyses (30%)
3. Project justification and value for money (15%)
4. Team quality and capability relevant to the project (25%)

Priority Round 5: Implementing Dementia Risk Reduction and Prevention Research

The specific objectives of the round are to:

  • facilitate the implementation of evidence-based dementia risk reduction and prevention strategies by providing a knowledge translation pathway
  • leverage risk reduction and prevention programs being undertaken in other chronic disease areas where there is sufficient evidence that these programs are also relevant for dementia risk reduction and prevention, and
  • develop novel means to engage health system players in research.

Under PR5, funding will be provided up to 5 years in duration and up to $15 million in total/up to $2 million per grant.

Priority Round 6: Improving Dementia Data and Methods

Up to $3 million will be provided by NHMRC to support partnerships of multidisciplinary, national teams via PR6. Funding is available over two years.

Under PR6, NHMRC has allocated funding to support partnerships of multidisciplinary, national teams to strengthen Australia’s national dementia data assets and capabilities to deliver high quality information and analytic methods for dementia research. The supported research will:

  • provide new capacity for reliable estimates of dementia incidence and prevalence, by different types of dementia
  • support research toward the development of new prevention, treatment and care measures by Australian researchers, including with international collaborators, and
  • contribute to planning services, monitoring trends, and identifying new markets and areas of need by governments, industry and providers.
Faculty Processes

Guide for NHMRC Applicants on Macquarie Approvals Process Through PURE

The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than Research Services deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:

Faculty of Arts
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Jan Zwar

Macquarie Business School
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

Key Dates

Changes to Eligibility for DVCR Co-Funding

Eligibility for the DVCR Co-Funding Scheme is now contingent upon on-time submission of grant applications by the Macquarie University submission date.  Many applications for external funding require cash and in-kind contributions from the host institution in order to be considered for funding.  In most cases, researchers request cash contributions, such as project support funds, funding for research associates, scholarships and major equipment, from the DVCR via the DVCR Co-Funding Scheme  to support their external funding applications.  To be eligible to request this DVCR Co-Funding, grant applications must be submitted internally, via Pure, by the Macquarie University submission date.

  • Applications for major grant rounds (NHMRC) must be submitted to the Research Services Pre Award team 4 weeks prior to the external deadline.
  • Applications that do not have a Pure record and/or do not have all the appropriate approvals in Pure (Head of Department [HoD] and Associate Dean Research [ADR]) will not be submitted to the external funding body.
  • For further information see FAQs.

Priority Round 5 & 6 Dates:

NHMRC opening date in RGMS: Friday 26 October 2018
Macquarie University submission date: Wednesday 21 November 2018 - All complete applications and requests
NHMRC minimum data due in RGMS: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Research Services submission to NHMRC: Wednesday 19 December 2018
Outcomes expected: TBA


Note: NHMRC locates all their Scheme documentation in GrantConnect. You will be required to set-up a username and password to access.

Notification Of Intent (NOI)
Complete a Notification of Intent to inform your Faculty and the University Research Services teams of your intention to submit an application. After completing this NOI, you will be provided with regular updates about your funding scheme and sent valuable resources that will assist you in developing a highly competitive research grant application.

NHMRC Information
Boosting Dementia Research Grant Funding Rules
Boosting Dementia Research Grants Advice and Instructions to Applicants 
Round 5 Details
Round 5 Grant Proposal Template
Round 6 Details
Round 6 Grant Proposal Template

MQ Resources
MQRTP Scholarship Schedule
Pure Research Management System
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

2018 Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) Scheme
Request an MQRES allocation

ContactsInformation and Compliance
Research Proposals Team
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193

Strategic Advice
Ms Courtney Bendall
Research Development Manager
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 4745
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