Career Development Fellowships (Level 2)



Funding body

National Health and Medical Research Council

Internal deadlines

Submit your nomination form M 25 Nov 2015
Email Deakin Research Grants
Applications open in RGMS
20 Jan 2016
Final application in RMS and Certification forms M 17 Feb 2016
Email snapshot reports and all uploaded documents to Email Deakin NHMRC Submissions

O - Optional / M - Mandatory


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.

How to apply

  1. Submit a nomination form (DOC, 30.7KB) by email to
  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 form (DOC, 27.4KB)


NHMRC documents

NHMRC application templates

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 applications will not be known until applications open on RGMS.

Deakin University Templates