Current funding opportunities

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We are now accepting applications for the following funding programs:

 Committee for Pharmaceutical Development

N/A (applications accepted on a continuous basis)

Program overview
The goal of the Committee for Pharmaceutical Development (CPD) is to identify, develop, and commercialize pharmaceutical products by forming networks and fostering dialogue between University of Minnesota researchers and industry experts. The CPD aims to boost the success rate of therapeutic development and commercialization. 

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences serve as the sponsors of the CPD, which includes University staff and external advisors with proven drug-development experience.

The CPD provides guidance and funding, with potential matching funds from philanthropic and industry partners. Funded technologies will have demonstrated persuasive indicators of commercial success and will show potential for improving human health.

Application instructions
Funding request form
Guidance request form

Please submit forms to the Program Manager, Jodi Fenlon Rebuffoni, at

Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative

The program serves to move pediatric medical device technologies forward to ultimately solve a current pediatric medical need through seed funding and operational support for collaborative University and industry teams. Up to $15,000 in kickstarter funding and operational support is available to three eligible projects. Funding is only eligible to teams that include a University of Minnesota faculty member. 
This funding opportunity is an open program with no deadline. Contact Jodi Fenlon Rebuffoni at or 612-626-6945 for more information or to apply.
Pediatric Device Development Award Program

Previously named the Pediatric Medical Device Translational Grant Program, the program supports the development of pediatric medical devices, with the ultimate goal of improving pediatric patient outcomes and quality of life through technology-driven medical solutions. CTSI's Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) partners with the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC) to provide funded investigators with work strategy, guidance, frequent feedback, and access to comprehensive internal and external services. 
This funding opportunity is an open program with no deadline. Please complete the Funding Request Form and submit it along with supporting documentation to the Program Manager at Contact Jodi Fenlon Rebuffoni with questions at or 612-626-6945.
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