NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Grants

The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research is part of the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative and will target, co-ordinate and translate the Australian research effort in dementia.

The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Grants Scheme 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 Institute’s policy objectives.

NNIDR Grants Priority Round 1 – JPco-fuND

NHMRC has allocated funding to support a small number of Australian-based researchers who are participating as external collaborators on international consortia under the European Union Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease (JPND) Call for Proposals: European research projects on neurodegenerative diseases: risk and protective factors, longitudinal cohort approaches and advanced experimental models (JPco-fuND).

NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research will provide merit-based funding for the Australian-based components of research, with a key focus on “Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias”. Applying for funding with any other focus under this call will not be supported through this scheme. However, Australian researchers who have other sources of funding are not restricted to this focus.

  • Topic 1 – Genetic, epigenetic and environmental risk and protective factors for neurodegenerative diseases
  • Topic 2 – Longitudinal cohort approaches in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Topic 3 – Advanced experimental models of neurodegenerative diseases

NHMRC will provide merit-based funding where the transnational consortium has been favourably reviewed by the JPND.

Applicants in this priority round must be named as external collaborators on JPco-fuND applications which are invited to submit full proposals to the JPND. For this Priority Round there are no restrictions on the number of JPco-fuND applications a Chief Investigator can be listed on as an external collaborator.

Applicants must submit a copy of the full proposal submitted to the JPND to NHMRC via RGMS (noting the 2MB upload limit). NHMRC may seek additional information from applicants to confirm eligibility.

Funding recommendations will be informed by the outcomes of the JPND assessment of applications and support will only be provided to applicants on successful JPND consortia.

Apply for funding

Online application

NHMRC only accepts applications for this scheme through the Research Grants Management System (RGMS).

Important dates

  • Applications OPEN 24 June 2015
  • Applications CLOSE 5pm (AEST) 29 July 2015

Documentation to apply for NNIDR Grants Priority Round 1 – JPco-fuND

Recent Outcomes

Further Information

If you require more information, direct your inquiry to your Research Administration Office in the first instance.

If you require assistance and are unable to satisfy your concern by seeking assistance through your Administering Institution.

Contact the Research Help Centre on 1800 500983, or email help@nhmrc.gov.au.