The Development Grant 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.

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 Help Desk. The Sapphire Helpdesk will be available by email and telephone to assist you with any questions and issues.

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