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YCCI Scholar Awards

We are pleased to announce a request for applications for YCCI Scholar Awards, which provide salary and/or research funds to a select number of junior faculty members who are strongly committed to careers in clinical research, community-based research or translational research. Translational research includes basic science studies that are related to human disease, including studies that utilize animal models or in vitro studies such as cell cultures. Individuals must be nominated by a department chair, division head/section chief, or center/program director. The primary aim of these awards is to prepare the applicant for successful independent research careers, and emphasis will be placed on career development and mentoring plans. Awards will be for a total of 2 years. Funds can be requested to cover up to 75% of an individual’s salary (with a maximum of $100,000 including fringe benefits per year) and up to $20,000 of research support per year for a clinical, community-based, or translational research project. Applicants who already have either a career development award or a substantial Departmental start-up package are not eligible for salary support, but may submit an application for up to $20,000 in research support per year (The specific aims of this additional research support must be different from the specific aims of the career development award, though they can be related).

Areas of Special Interest: 
The YCCI Program will be open to all applicants training across the full span (T1-T4) of clinical and translational research. All applications will be accepted and reviewed based on scientific merit; however, some priority will be given to investigators who are an underrepresented minorities, see the RFA for additional information.

Key Dates: 
Due date for letters of intent: April 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM 
Due date for full applications: May 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM 
Earliest anticipated start date: August 1, 2019  

Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is required, must be submitted online and is due by 5:00 PM on April 26, 2019. Please visit here to submit a letter of intent. Please be sure to include an additional page in your biosketch that lists all current grants and grant applications that are pending or that you expect to submit. Note that the purpose of the LOI is simply to confirm your eligibility and for planning for review of the proposals.
Full Application
Full applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on May 17, 2019. Please refer to the application packet for detailed instructions. Copies of the application packet can be downloaded here and must be submitted online here.