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YCCI Scholar Awards

We are pleased to announce a request for applications for the YCCI Scholar Awards and Yale Physician-Scientist Development Awards, which provide salary and/or research funds to a select number of junior faculty members who are strongly committed to research careers focused on improving human health. The YCCI Scholar program and YPSD Award are open to all applicants training and conducting research across the full span (T0-T4) of basic, clinical, translational, and community-based research focused on human health. 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 a successful independent research career, so career development and mentoring plans are very important. Awards will be for a total of two years. Funds may be requested to cover up to 75% of an individual’s salary (with a maximum of $120,000 per year, including fringe benefits) and up to $25,000 of research support per year. Applicants who already have a career development award or who are the Principal Investigator on an award that includes direct costs of ≥$200,000/year for two or more years are not eligible for salary support but may apply for up to $25,000 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). Applicants who have substantial start-up funds may not be eligible for salary support; this will be determined at the time of the award.

Key Dates

  • Due date for letters of intent (LOI): Friday, January 5, 2024, at 5:00 PM (required)
  • Due date for full applications: Friday, February 9, 2024, at 5:00 PM
  • Earliest anticipated start date: Monday, July 1, 2024


  • Applicants must have a full-time Yale faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, Instructor, Associate Research Scientist, or Research Scientist at the time of the award.
  • The applicant must have been a faculty member for fewer than five years by the earliest anticipated start date, Monday, July 1, 2024.
  • Applicants cannot have previously received a YCCI Scholar Award, a K12 award, a K99/R00, or a YPSD Award.
  • Applicants cannot have been a principal investigator on any research grant that provides $200,000 or more in direct costs per year except for non-NIH career development awards and NIH R03 grants.

Please see the Request for Applications below for the complete list of requirements and additional terms of the award.

Applicant Information Webinar

Application Package