RAD – DARF Fellowship

The Race Against Dementia – Dementia Australia Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship programme supports two early career researchers in the field of dementia prevention or treatment. $405,000 has been awarded to each successful applicant spanning 3 years of research.

The Fellowship application process was open from 8th July 2020 and to 21 August 2020 with the grant recipients announced on the 19th January 2021.

After a long and stringent application process, seeing more than 40 applicants submit for the grant, congratulations and welcome to Dr Andrew McKinnon from The University of Sydney and Dr Kunle Bademosi from The University of Queensland who join our team of researchers.

Dr Bademosi’s research will explore how and why frontotemporal dementia begins by using advanced imaging tools that have resolutions up to ten million times that of a standard digital camera. The results obtained will help scientists to produce drugs that target frontotemporal dementia.

Dr McKinnon’s research will comprehensively characterise sleep problems in older adults with early dementia or those at risk for dementia. This will include developing tools for clinicians to guide strategies for dementia management and prevention for individual patients.

Read more in our news sections here and follow Dr Bademosi and Dr McKinnon’s progress here where you can also find out more information on their research proposals.

For further information and details on the original grant process please click here.

Sir Jackie announces the Race Against Dementia - Dementia Australia Research Foundation Postdoctural Fellowship programme. Go for it Australia!