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YCCEH Pilot and Feasibility Program 2019-20 is now open !

Purpose of the YCCEH P&F Program.

The YCCEH Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Program will provide modest research support ($15,000-$20,000) for a limited time (one year) to enable eligible investigators to explore the feasibility of a novel concept related to the mission of the YCCEH and to generate sufficient data to enable the pursuit of additional support through other funding mechanisms. The YCCEH expects to fund up to 4 applications during the 2019-2020 award cycle.

Investigator Eligibility Criteria

Investigators must hold a faculty position at the Yale School of Medicine. Both ladder faculty (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor) and non-ladder faculty (Associate Research Scientist, Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, Instructor, Lecturer) will be eligible. In addition, an investigator will be required to fall into one of the following three categories:     

Early career investigators with no current or past NIH funding, as well as those transitioning from NIH training type awards (K awards) to independence.

Established investigators in the field of non-malignant hematology who wish to explore possible innovative new leads or new directions.

Established investigators from other scientific fields who wish to apply their expertise to non-malignant hematology research.

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission of Letter of Intent

Monday September 30, 2019 (by 5pm)

Selected Applications Invited to Submit Full Applications

Monday October 7, 2019

Deadline for Submission of Full Applications

Monday November 11 (by 5pm)

Award Notification Date

Monday November 25, 2019

Anticipated Award Start Date

Monday December 16, 2019

Instructions for the Letter of Intent can be found here.

Instructions for the Full Application can be found here.


Description of the Review Process, Processing of Awards, and Oversight of Research Progress can be found here.


For questions about the YCCEH Pilot and Feasibility Programs, please contact:


Dr. Karin Finberg, Director, P&F Program:

Ms. Patricia Sember, Administrative Staff, P&F Program:



For questions about the YCCEH Partner Pilot and Feasibility Programs

Please Contact: