Deakin Research

Deakin Research

NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (Level 1) for funding in 2016

Funding Body

National Health & Medical Research Council

Scheme/ Round

Career Development Fellowships Level 1 2016


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

10 Oct 2014 Supported nomination form from Faculty/Institute - requires Faculty/Institute endorsement + 1 page CV + full list of publications. Mandatory The completed and signed form must be submitted via email to
15 Oct 2014 Grants Office to contact selected applicants, confirm place at workshop and invite them to proceed with their applications according to Faculty/Institute processes and timelines Invitation only  
19th & 21st Nov 2014 CDF1 workshop Invitation only

19th Nov - Waurn Ponds campus

21st Nov - Burwood campus


Applications Open on RGMS




Final application on RGMS & certification forms


Email snapshot reports & all uploaded documents to


How to Apply

1. Liaise with your SRC/Faculty

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 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 2014

To assist with the preparation of your application for Faculty/Institute review, the following templates may be used. Please note that the exact format of the 2016 NHMRC Career Development Fellowship applications will not be known until applications open on RGMS (expected Jan 2015).

  • Part A - applicable to all NHMRC Schemes
  • Part B grant proposal template - please note that there are additional sections to Part B which will be available when applications open on RGMS
  • CV - please complete/update your profile and CV online via RGMS

DU Templates & Forms

  • Certification form - will be available Jan 2015

Other Important Information

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30th September 2014