Funding Opportunities

The PPDC is excited to announce that Request For Applications (RFA) for its next Sponsored Project Proposals is now open!  To be eligible to apply, please sign up for a free membership on the homepage.  Once approved, please login and access the RFA Instructions and White Paper Application from the "Sponsored Projects" tab on the right-hand menu.

Eligible projects must be FDA-regulated medical devices with a pediatric indication (0-21 years of age). Applicants will be required to submit a brief White Paper Application including non-confidential information such as a device summary, explanation of the unmet clinical need, and completed/future development work including business and regulatory planning.


                                                                                              Questions can be directed to Joshua Dienstman, PPDC Project Manager, at


Please see below for a great funding opportunity from the UCSF Pediatric Device Accelerator:


The UCSF Pediatric Device Accelerator combines customized product development assistance with seed funding to help drive promising pediatric device ideas towards market availability for patient benefit. The award is managed by the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium (PDC), an FDA-funded program to accelerate the development of medical devices designed specifically for pediatric needs. The Pediatric Device Accelerator is supported by the UCSF PDC's exclusive panel of experts from academia, industry, and venture capital.


  • Up to $50,000 per project (a total of $250,000 available)
  • Prototyping support, regulatory advice, commercialization coaching, and more

Deadline: Friday, October 13, 5:00 PM

Eligibility: The competition is open to academic, business, or independent inventors from any organization with a pediatric device idea at any stage of development who need support developing their idea into a marketable product.