Deakin Research

Deakin Research

NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (Level 2) for funding in 2016

Funding Body

National Health Medical Research Council

Scheme/ Round

Career Development Fellowships Level 2 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 2 is usually for those who are 7-12 years post-PhD. Last year, the funding rules stipulated that those who have been appointed to a Professorial position are ineligible to apply for either level of CDF.


Internal Deadlines

17 Nov 2014 Nomination form Mandatory Via email to


Applications Open on RGMS




Final application on RGMS & certification forms


Email snapshot reports & all uploaded documents to


How to Apply

1. Submit a nomination form

2. Liaise with your Faculty/Institute

3. Read the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants

4. Commence your online application on RGMS

5. Work with your Case Manager

6. Organise relevant certification forms


NHMRC documents - 2015 documents - current round not available as at October 2014

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 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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31st October 2014