Development Grant


OPENS in RGMS 14 NOV 2018

Funding body

National Health and Medical Research Council

Internal deadlines

Submit Notice of Intent to Submit (NOIS) M 14 Nov 2018
Email Deakin Research Grants
Applications open in RGMS
14 Nov 2018
Final application in RGMS and certification forms M

09 Jan 2019

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 23 Jan 2019. 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 (fundable through the NHMRC Ideas Grant 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

Please visit the NHMRC Development Grants webpage for more information

Applicants should register and log into GrantConnect to download the applicable scheme documentation once released by NHMRC

Links below are for applications submitted in 2018 round and are provided to help you prepare for the 2019 round. Rules and instructions to applicants for the 2019 round should be downloaded when the round opens.

Funding Rules, Instructions to Applicants and Guide to Peer Review

RGMS Access and Information

Budget mechanism for funding commencing in 2019

NHMRC application templates

Please visit the NHMRC Development Grants webpage and GrantConnect for documents relating to this scheme. Templates will be available to download from GrantConnect when round opens.

Deakin University Templates