The Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF) heralds a new era in dementia research, announcing an array of freshly curated grants and expanded programs. The 2023 Grants Program from DARF now welcomes applications, featuring a novel initiative – the Bartle Pathway to Care grant and an augmented Race Against Dementia – DARF Post-doctoral Fellowship now spanning five years.
Introducing the Bartle Project Grant and Research Translation Grant in Dementia Care
Fueling a fresh wave of innovation, the Dr. Stuart & Bonnie Bartle Project Grant and the novel Research Translation Grant in Dementia Care aim to financially bolster research projects. These projects endeavor to augment the provision of equitable, compassionate, and supportive care for individuals grappling with dementia and their families.
Dr. Anita Goh and Her Journey in Translating Research into Clinical Practice
In 2022, the first Dr. Stuart & Bonnie Bartle Mid-Career Research Fellowship was awarded to Dr. Anita Goh, an advocate for translating research evidence into clinical practice. She is set to explore the parameters that facilitate change in care provision, driven by the aspiration of reducing the 17-year lag in research implementation.
Honoring the Bartle Legacy
Emma Martin and Anthea Mader, nieces of Dr. Stuart and Bonnie Bartle, perceive the grants as tributes to their late relatives’ legacy. Through the Bartle Estate and the establishment of the Bartle Pathway to Care, they hope to inspire change and innovation in dementia care provision.
The Extended Race Against Dementia Fellowship: A $695,000 Funding Over Five Years
Previously providing research funding for three years, the Race Against Dementia – DARF Post-doctoral Fellowship is now extended. This fellowship, established in 2020 by racing legend and DARF Patron Sir Jackie Stewart OBE’s Race Against Dementia charity, will award the successful candidate with $695,000 over five years, marking a significant commitment to fostering early-career researchers in dementia prevention or treatment.
Calling All Researchers to Apply
Chair of DARF, Professor Graeme Samuel AC, encourages researchers to apply for one of the wide-ranging grants available. The foundation seeks to invest in the brightest minds standing at crucial crossroads in their research journey, thereby securing their focus on dementia research throughout their careers.
Important Dates and How to Apply
The Dementia Australia Research Foundation 2023 Grant Program will accept applications until 21 August 2023. Visit Dementia Australia Research Grants for a comprehensive list of available grants and application procedures.
About Dementia Australia Research Foundation
The DARF, the research wing of Dementia Australia, has funded new and emerging dementia researchers since 2000. Over $29 million has been allocated to more than 350 grants and fellowships. Visit Our Researchers to learn more about the researchers DARF supports.
About the National Race Against Dementia
Established by Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE, following his wife Helen’s diagnosis with frontotemporal dementia, the National Race Against Dementia seeks to combat a crisis affecting over 55 million people globally. Race Against Dementia supports researchers worldwide, fostering corporate relationships with Red Bull Racing, McLaren, Dyson, and Randox.