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Yale Physician-Scientist Development Awards

The newly formed Office of Physician-Scientist and Scientist Development was established to provide infrastructure aimed at supporting and developing scientists as they navigate challenges at different stages in their careers. One of our major initiatives is the development the new Yale Physician-Scientist Development Awards program (YPSDA), which will provide grants to junior physician-scientists (MD or MD/PhD) to conduct mentored research that will facilitate development of independent research programs. Individuals who are strongly committed to a career in basic, translational, or clinical research are encouraged to apply.


  • These awards will cover up to 75% of an individual’s salary (up to $100,000) and provide $20,000 of research support per year for two years.
  • Applicants who have an individual K award are not eligible for salary support but can apply for up to $20,000 of research support per year.
  • A minimum of 75% dedicated time for mentored research and training is required (a minimum of 50% for those in a surgical field).
  • Applicants must have a full-time Yale faculty appointment at the level of instructor or assistant professor at the time of the award, and the applicant must have been a faculty member for no more than five years (cumulatively at all institutions) by the earliest anticipated start date, July 1, 2021.
  • YPSDA awards are included within the YCCI Scholars Program and share a common application (i.e. applicants will be considered for both programs). YPSDA slots will be awarded to eligible candidates after review. The RFA and the application can be accessed here.

Applications are due April 5, 2021.

All eligible members of the YSM community are invited to apply.