NHMRC Career Development Fellowships
|Aim||Career Development Fellowships (CDF) provide support for the most outstanding early- to mid-career health and medical researchers to undertake research that is of major importance in its field and
of significant benefit to Australian health and medical research. Outstanding researchers are those who have a sustained track record of significant output as demonstrated in peer reviewed literature, and a strong commitment to quality research outputs as judged relative to opportunity.
The CDF scheme only recognises the most outstanding early- to mid-career researchers in each category, rather than supporting early- to mid-career researchers in general.
The scheme enables investigators to establish themselves as independent, self-directed researchers; to expand capacity for biomedical, clinical, public health and health service delivery research, and for evidence-based policy development in Australian health systems; and to encourage the translation of research outcomes into practice.
The scheme aims to help build Australia's capacity for research in all fields of health and medical research, but particularly clinical, public health, health service research, and bioinformatics fields. It also seeks to increase knowledge and support the development of evidence based health policies and to encourage the translation of research outcomes into practice.
For Fellowships beginning in 2019, the annual payment for the first year is:
* $109,259 at CDF Level 1 (generally for researchers with 2–7 years of postdoctoral experience) or
As these levels are well below the actual salary costs (including on-costs), Faculties and Departments must meet the salary gap between the award and the Macquarie salary scale.
Clinical, Population Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowships are available for full-time or part-time research. Part-time researchers may spend between 0.4 FTE and 0.9 FTE of their time on clinical or other related professional work with the balance on research.
Note that Professors are not eligible to apply for a CDF and Associate Professors can only apply at CDF Level 2. Multiple applications at a particular CDF Level are not accepted.
The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than Research Services deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
|Key Dates||NHMRC opening date in RGMS: Wednesday 17 January 2018|
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 7 February 2018
NHMRC minimum data deadline: n/a
Research Services Compliance Check deadline: Wednesday 21 February 2018
NHMRC closing date: Wednesday 7 March 2018
Outcomes expected: TBA
Note: NHMRC locates all their Scheme documentation in GrantConnect. You will be required to set-up a username and password to access.
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