Research Funding for Yale Faculty
Women’s Health Research at Yale provides “seed” funding to full-time Yale investigators for innovative new research that will result in direct practical benefit for the health of women as part of our Pilot Project Program. Since inception in 1998, WHRY has awarded more than $4.6 million in pilot grants to more than
70 investigators who have obtained more than $52 million in external grants to further their work.
Annual Pilot Project Awards
These awards offer up to $35,000 in funding over the course of one or two years for research designed to meet a clear need in advancing women's health, and have a clearly described path to direct clinical or public health utility. Proposals in clinical, health services, and prevention research, as well as basic science research demonstrating a translational goal are considered.
Inaugural Wendy U. & Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award
This new award - granted for the first time in 2014 - offers up to $50,000 in funding over the course of one or two years for initiating new, highly inventive research, or achieving a major breakthrough in ongoing research where funding is needed to achieve its aims. All proposals must demonstrate pioneering approaches to major challenges in biomedical and/or behavioral research as it relates to women's health or gender differences in health, and describe a clear path to implementation for clinical or public health benefit.
Letters submitted for the Pioneer Award cannot be considered for a Pilot Project Award. In your letter, please indicate which award you are applying for, and follow the instructions provided below.
- Letter of Intent Instructions for Pioneer & Pilot Project Awards.
- Letters for the 2015 awards will be due in Fall 2014. Details for the 2015 award to come.
Training the Next Generation
- We are currently no longer accepting applications for the 2014 cycle. For more information on the BIRCWH Scholar Program please click here.