The focus of the Fellowship is on research of interest to people living with dementia and to Alzheimers NZ. The fellowship will provide a small grant for research expenses/contribution to salary.
Researchers applying for the Fellowship need to work in a New Zealand academic or health focused institution. A supervisory team with a track-record in dementia research and an articulated plan of support is necessary. The research programme should be integrated with other research being conducted in the dementia field within their academic or clinical organisation.
The Fellowship candidate should have the following attributes:
Experience and skills in carrying out high quality research meeting New Zealand ethical and methodical standards
Ability to engage with the dementia community (people with dementia and supporters) to share research findings and learn about what matters to this community.
Commitment to engage with the wider community as an advocate for Alzheimers NZ’s mission of a dementia friendly New Zealand.
Eligible applicants will have carried out research in the field of dementia or related neurodegenerative research demonstrated by a publication history, grants, and relationships with other researchers in the field.
A PhD is the preferred research training qualification but equivalent research training and experience is also acceptable.
All professionals working in research in the dementia field are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Research interests can include applied research and knowledge exchange as well as more theoretical interests.
The application information needs to include:
- Applicant eligibility- information about how the applicant meets or will meet attribute criteria detailed above.
- Applicant CV
- Research support – details about supervisory team and plan of support
- Healthcare organisation support if relevant
- Career plan
- Current research
- Letters of support – supervisory team
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st July 2019 and the decision to applicants will be in September.
The application should be sent to Jean Gilmour (Principal Advisor, Alzheimers NZ) by email on email@example.com