Match Grant25

CDD Match Grant25 Program

The Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) Match Grant25 is a follow-on award program meant only for those investigators who have successfully completed and met the objectives of a Match Grant15 (or the original CDD MicroGrant) award and request additional match funds to further advance the discovery research project.

CDD offers a full suite of preclinical drug discovery services and know-how. Capabilities range from drug lead finding utilizing the High Throughput Screening Core to Medicinal Chemistry-driven drug lead optimization, ADME profiling, and in vivo pharmacokinetics for proof-of-concept in vivo pharmacology studies, intellectual property (patent) filing, and drug development.


Match Grant25 is an award for up to $25,000. The award covers 50% of CDD-facilitated work. The applicant is expected to provide the remaining 50% in an amount equal to the award.  For example, a researcher awarded a Match Grant25 provides $12,500 from another fund, and CDD $12,500.

Eligibility criteria. Open only to WashU faculty who have successfully completed a Match Grant15 (or CDD MicroGrant) and submitted a final research report. Do not submit a proposal if you do not meet the criteria.

Submission deadline & notification. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with notification within 4 weeks.

Award term. The funds are available for 1 year from the NOA date. Match Grant25 funding may only be used for purchases and services completed within the project period and cannot be used for expenses incurred prior to the award date.

Expectation. The Match Grant25 is designed to aid in the generation of preliminary data to enable successful extramural funding applications.

Reporting. Final reports are required upon project completion. Investigators will be surveyed annually for 3 years after the award expires to capture the return on investment (e.g., publications, grant submissions, other outcomes) for the funding program.

Pre-consultation. Applicants are strongly advised to consult with CDD prior to submission.

Application process:

  • Download application form here.
  • Submit completed application along with a current Biosketch or CV to Ron Dolle.


Match Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now.