Funding Opportunities at Women's Health Research at Yale

Women’s Health Research at Yale announces the availability of Pilot Project grants of $35,000-$50,000 in direct costs for 1-2 years for awards starting July 1, 2017

Proposals must demonstrate innovative approaches to understanding women’s health or sex differences and describe a clear path to implementation for clinical or public health benefit. 

  • Pilot Project Awards: Up to $35,000 over one or two years for research designed to meet a pressing need in women’s health with a clearly described path to direct clinical or public health utility 
  • Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award: up to $50,000 in funding over one or two years to initiate new investigations that are highly inventive or close to a major breakthrough in advancing women’s health 


All fulltime Yale Ladder faculty members 


October 27, 2016 – Letters of Intent due (selected researchers will be asked to complete a full application) 

Mid-November 20106 – Invitations for applications sent out 

January 6, 2017 – Applications due 

June 2017 – Awards announced 

July 1, 2017 – Funded projects begin

The Pilot Project Program request for Letters of Intent is now open.

2016 Letters of Intent Instructions

Please contact or 203-764-6600 if you have any questions, or need assistance. 

Selected researchers will be asked to complete a full application.

BY INVITATION ONLY: Application instructions and forms are available here: 

Completed applications are due at noon on Friday, January 6, 2017. 

What is the Impact of Pilot Studies?

What is the Impact of Pilot Studies?

Hear about the studies and collaborations we have funded - providing new avenues for health and medical research.