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The Centre for Defence Research (CDR) currently administers the Chief of Defence Force Fellowship and provides expert advice and input to a range of other Defence fellowship programs.

The Chief of the Defence Force Fellowship

The Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) awards an annual fellowship to support innovative research that contributes to achieving Defence strategic initiatives. This opportunity is open to all permanent members of the Australian Defence Force who can demonstrate their eligibility under the guidelines.

Applications for the 2023 Fellowship will open early 2022. For details please see CDR’s Intranet page (search ‘CDR Fellowships and Grants’ on the DPN)

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