The objectives of the Development Grant scheme are to expedite the translation of health and medical research outcomes through to commercialisation within a foreseeable timeframe by supporting proof-of-concept research with a feasible commercialisation pathway and a high likelihood of producing protected IP. 

The intended outcomes of the Development Grant scheme are increased rates of translation of health and medical research into commercial outcomes, resulting in improved health and medical knowledge.

If you are planning to apply for a Development Grant and have not yet registered for a Sapphire account you will need to register

Where to go for assistance and help

Resources are available to assist you in navigating Sapphire, such as Help (a list of frequently asked questions), how-to videos and access to the Sapphire Helpdesk. The Sapphire Helpdesk will be available by email and telephone to assist you with any questions and issues.

We will update Sapphire with the latest news and other relevant information. We encourage you to check back regularly to keep yourself informed.

Peer Review of Development Grants 

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the assessment criteria set out in the Grant Guidelines and Peer Review Guidelines that are available on GrantConnect.

Grant at a glance

Duration of funding
1-3 years
Level of funding

Outcomes of funding rounds