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YCCI Scholar Awards

We are pleased to announce a request for applications for the YCCI Scholar 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. This includes basic research, translational research, clinical research, and community-based research. Physician-Scientists (MD or MD/PhD) applicants will also be considered for funding by the Yale Physician-Scientist Development Awards program (YPSDA) in partnership with the Office of Physician-Scientist and Scientist Development. 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 may be requested to cover up to 75% of an individual’s salary (with a maximum of $120,000 including fringe benefits per year) and up to $25,000 of research support per year for a basic, 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 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).

Key Dates

  • Due date for letters of intent: Friday, February 11, 2022, at 5:00 PM
  • Due date for full applications: Friday, March 18, 2022, at 5:00 PM
  • Earliest anticipated start date: Friday, July 1, 2022

Full Application

Full applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 18, 2022. Please refer to the application packet for detailed instructions.

Application Package: