Request for Applications

Twice per year, the Center for the Discovery of New Medicines (CDNM) provides grant awards of up to $50,000 each for drug discovery research in all therapeutic areas. 

Preference will be given to studies on novel drug targets with a clear medical need and commercial viability. The expectation is that 90 percent of awarded funds will be used in the following CDNM-associated core laboratories to accelerate the discovery process:

  • Center for Chemical Genomics (CCG)
  • Center for Structural Biology (CSB)
  • Vahlteich Medicinal Chemistry Core (VMCC)
  • Pharmacokinetics (PK) Core


  • A pre-submission application and meeting with the CDNM team must be completed on or before Friday March 23, 2018.
  • A budget meeting with the CDNM-associated core in which funds will be requested for use must be completed on or before Friday April 6, 2018.
  • The submission deadline for the full proposal will be on Friday, April 20 at 5 pm EST. All applications must be submitted through competition space.

Submit Your Application

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