Key dates for NHMRC Career Development Fellowships 2018

  • Release of Funding Rules: 18 January 2017
  • Proposals open in Research Grants Management System (RGMS): 18 January 2017
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I) information session: 1 February 2017
  • Minimum data requirements in RGMS: N/A
  • Full applications due to UQR&I: 13 February 2017
  • Full applications close with NHMRC: 8 March 2017
  • Rebuttal period: N/A
  • Anticipated announcement: TBA


Career Development Fellowships (CDFs) are highly competitive, four-year fellowships that support the most outstanding early-to-mid-career health and medical researchers. Fellowships support investigators to establish themselves as independent, self-directed researchers; and expand capacity for clinical, population health, biomedical and bioinformatics research, including the translation of research outcomes into practice.

How to apply

Step 1. RGMS updates and scheme reading

  • Update your full profile RGMS 'My Profile and CV'. If any team members are new to RGMS and need a login/password, start early.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and UQ documentation.

Step 2. Completing the application

Step 3. UQR&I internal review and feedback

  • Ahead of internal review, ensure all online components are complete/valid and generate your proposal snapshots in RGMS (refer RMGS User Guide - Applying for Grants)
  • To initiate internal review, email your completed Funding Coversheet to UQR&I at
  • Also provide completed UQ Certification Proforma.
  • Internal review by UQR&I/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship).

Step 4. Final submission

  • Final submission by UQR&I to NHMRC.

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents

Funding Partners


A suite of templates and proformas to assist you in compiling your application will be made available here when the next round is fully open.

Rejoinders and rebuttal

This scheme does not have a rejoinder/rebuttal process nor are there interviews.