RAD – DARF Fellowship

The Race Against Dementia – Dementia Australia Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship programme supports three early career researchers in the field of dementia prevention or treatment. $605,000 has been awarded to each successful applicant spanning 3 years of research.

The Fellowship application process was opened in 2020 and 2021 with the successful applicant announced in January 2021 and February 2022.

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.

Dr Barthelson will assess molecular-level similarities between the pathologies of Alzheimer’s Disease and one of the more common forms of childhood dementia: Sanfilippo syndrome. Karissa will study whether treatments targeting these shared pathologies are therapeutic in both conditions. The research program analysing parallel responses between AD and Sanfilippo models should reveal innovative solutions to both dementia types.

Read more in our news sections and follow Dr Bademosi, Dr McKinnon and Dr Barthelson’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!