Grants announced for dementia knowledge translation

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration is offering $250,000 in grants to support the implementation of an existing and effective product or program into practice.

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration is offering $250,000 in grants to support the implementation of an existing and effective product or program into practice.

The DCRC Implementing Research Evidence into Practice Grants 2020 includes grants of up to $50,000 each for projects with an implementation focus.

There are also knowledge translation seeding grants of $5,000 – $10,000 each on offer for non-implementation projects that aim to further adapt or modify an existing resource or program. 

DCRC director Professor Henry Brodaty said the scheme aimed to support the implementation of an existing knowledge product or program that has previously been developed and piloted into practice.

Professor Henry Brodaty

“DCRC aims to improve dementia care by integrating evidence-based interventions into practice.

“These grants will facilitate the implementation into practice of a dementia knowledge product or program which has existing evidence of effectiveness,” Professor Brodaty told Australian Ageing Agenda.

The DCRC, which is based at the University of New South Wales, focuses on key areas of dementia research including prevention, assessment and diagnosis, intervention and treatment, living with dementia and care.

“Projects targeting all areas of dementia care are eligible however applications for exploratory research, wet bench research or the generation of new knowledge or a new product will not be considered in this funding round,” Professor Brodaty said.

He said applicants should:

  • demonstrate that people living with dementia, their carers and families or the wider public if appropriate are meaningfully involved in the project
  • provide evidence for the effectiveness of a previously developed knowledge product or program that is ready to progress toward implementation.
  • be at associate professor level or below if employed in the university system and the equivalent level if a clinician.

Applications, which opened on 10 June, close on Wednesday 22 July.

Find out more here.

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