Development Grant



Funding body

National Health and Medical Research Council

Internal deadlines

Submit Notice of Intent to Submit (NOIS) M 08 Nov 2017
Email Deakin Research Grants
Applications open in RGMS
15 Nov 2017
Final application in RGMS and certification forms M

17 Jan 2018

Email snapshot reports and all uploaded documents to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Email DU Certification form(s) and AI consents to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Minimum data requirements must be met on RGMS by the relevant deadline. Applications that miss this deadline will not be able to submit an application to the NHMRC.

O - Optional / M - Mandatory


The Development Grants scheme provides financial support to individual researchers and/or research teams to undertake health and medical research within Australia at the proof-of-concept stage that specifically drives towards a commercial outcome within a foreseeable timeframe.

Early stage research or knowledge creation research (this is fundable through the NHMRC Project Grants scheme) will not be funded through the Development Grants scheme.

The Development Grants scheme supports the commercial development of a product, process, procedure or service that, if applied, would result in improved health care, disease prevention or provide health cost savings.

Research supported by this scheme must, via a commercial business plan, have detailed feasible strategies for commercialisation that takes into account the regulatory pathway, protectable IP, commercial barriers and potential routes to market.

How to apply

  1. Submit a Notice of Intent to Submit (NOIS) form by email to
  2. Liaise with your faculty/institute/SRC.
  3. Read the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.
  4. Commence your application in the NHMRC Research Grants Management System - RGMS.
  5. Work with your case manager.
  6. Organise relevant certification forms and consents.


NHMRC documents

NHMRC application templates

Below links point to documents for applications submitted in 2017 – 2018 round information will only be available once applications open on RGMS.

Deakin University Templates