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NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (Level 1) for funding in 2015

Funding Body

National Health Medical Research Council

Scheme/ Round

Career Development Fellowships Level 1 2015


This scheme aims to further develop Australian health and medical researchers early in their career. It will enable investigators to establish themselves as independent, self-directed researchers; expand capacity for biomedical, clinical, public health and health service delivery research, and for evidence-based policy development in Australian health systems; and encourage the translation of research outcomes into practice.

CDF Level 1 is usually for those who are 2-7 years post-PhD. Last year, the funding rules stipulated that those who have been appointed to Associate Professor are ineligible to apply at CDF Level 1.


Internal Deadlines

23 Sep 2013 Nomination form (if you are from the Faculty of Health, please obtain nomination form from your SRC or Associate Head of School (Research), all other applicants should contact their Faculty or Institute). Nomination form requires Faculty/Institute endorsement + 1 page CV + full list of publications. Mandatory The completed and signed form must be submitted via email to
24 Sep - 21 Oct 2013 DVC(R) to consider all Faculty/Institute nominations    
22 Oct 2013 Grants Office to contact selected applicants and invite them to proceed with their applications according to Faculty/Institute processes and timelines Invitation only  
31 Oct - 1 Nov 2013 CDF1 Residential Workshop Invitation only  

22 Jan 2014

Applications Open on RGMS



26 Feb 2014

Final application on RGMS & certification forms


Email snapshot reports & all uploaded documents to


How to Apply

1. Liaise with your SRC/AHoS(R) (Faculty of Health) or your Faculty/IFM (all others)

2. Submit a completed nomination form to your Faculty ADR for approval by the deadline set by your Faculty

3. Wait to see whether the Grants Office invites your full application

4. Attend CDF1 Residential Workshop (if invited)

5. Read the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants

6. Commence your online application on RGMS

7. Work with your Case Manager

8. Organise relevant certification forms


NHMRC documents - current round not available as at September 2013

To assist with the preparation of your application for Faculty/Institute review, the following templates (downloaded from RGMS) may be used. Please note that the exact format of the 2015 NHMRC Career Development Fellowship applications will not be known until applications open on RGMS (22 January 2014).

  • Part A - applicable to all NHMRC Schemes
  • Part B - specific to Career Development Fellowships
  • CV - a word template is available, however it is advisable that you complete/update your profile and CV online via RGMS

DU Templates & Forms

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