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Call for Proposals - Pilot Grant Funding

The Yale Center for the Science of Cannabis and Cannabinoids (YC-SCAN2) is pleased to announce funding for pilot projects that align with the initial focus of the center, to understand the impact of cannabis and cannabinoids on neurodevelopment and mental health. As the use of cannabis and its derivatives continue to increase in our communities, there is a pressing need for rigorous research on this topic that will generate high-quality data. The research findings will be disseminated and used to educate the scientific community, healthcare professionals, and the public.

YC-SCAN2 will support basic and clinical science pilot projects. Principal investigators must be Yale-affiliated researchers. The selected projects will receive a grant up to a maximum of $50,000/year for 2-years. Priority will be given to proposals that are most likely to lead to future NIH funding and which align with the initial focus of the YC-SCAN2.

Join the mission of YC-SCAN2 by taking advantage of the opportunity presented through this pilot grant program. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The proposal deadline is June 1, 2024. Only proposals submitted in PDF format will be accepted for review. A dedicated panel of reviewers with expertise in basic and clinical science relevant to the mission of YC-SCAN2 will evaluate the submissions. Proposals will be reviewed and scored similar to NIH proposals. The results will be announced by September 2024.

All inquiries and proposal submissions can be emailed to Kirsten Lyon.
Proposals must include:

  • Title Page
    • PI name
    • YUSM department & division
    • Email/phone number
    • Project title
    • List of key personnel (if applicable)
  • Science
    • Specific aims (1 page)
    • Research description & methods (1 page)
  • Budget
    • The budget must be in excel format.
  • The budget needs to reflect the funds required to collect enough pilot data for a NIH grant application.
  • The budget may not exceed $50,000 per year for a 2-year duration.
  • Budget Justification
  • Investigator Biosketch (NIH Format)
  • References