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Funding and guidance for the most promising early career scientists


Funding and guidance for the most promising early career scientists

Our flagship programme. We fund and guide the most promising early career scientists – groundbreakers in the search for a treatment and cure for dementia.

Race Against Dementia Fellowships begin within six years of completing a PhD. Scientists are chosen from universities in the UK, Australia and the US. Race Against Dementia Fellows receive up to five years of support. Currently Race Against Dementia supports Fellows from universities including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Sydney and Queensland.

We partner with the respected dementia research charities to launch open calls for applicants. Scientific expert panels select the top talent. Once chosen, Fellows join Race Against Dementia’s cohort of exceptional dementia researchers and receive training in a Formula 1-style mindset to fast-track their progress. All Race Against Dementia Fellows gather for the annual Summer School and additional ad-hoc training events. Race Against Dementia matches researchers with one or more suitable mentors, often a Formula 1, industry or commercial professional.

Help us in the race against dementia

Raise money for much needed research and help us to beat dementia by joining the Race.

Race Against Dementia DARF Fellowship

The Race Against Dementia – Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF) Postdoctoral Fellowship programme supports early career dementia prevention researchers in Australia.

Race Against Dementia ARUK Fellowship

In collaboration with Alzheimer’s Research UK, these Race Against Dementia Fellowships are awarded to early career dementia researchers in the UK.

Race Against Dementia MAYO Clinic Fellowship

Race Against Dementia Mayo Clinic Fellowship funds early career dementia researchers within Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.


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