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Pilot Programs & Awards

The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) is pleased to announce the 2022 round of pilot grants. YCCI’s pilot program is a funding venue for conducting small-scale research projects to generate data that potentially could lead to further research and funding. YCCI will accept proposals in the following areas:

Clinical Junior Faculty Pilot Award

This award is intended to support junior clinician educator faculty who are interested in developing research as a component of their academic life. We anticipate the awardees will be very active clinicians, who would benefit from a period of protected time and resources to pursue research ideas. The primary aim of these awards is to provide early career pilot support and mentorship to allow a career trajectory which successfully integrates clinical care and research. Up to 20% salary support (up to the NIH cap) and $20,000 research support per year for up to 2 years. LOI required to determine eligibility for full application.

Community-Engaged Research

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide pilot awards to support Yale investigators and community partners in the conduct of community engaged research (CEnR). Up to $50,000 research support per year for up to 2 years. LOI required, only invited proposals will be accepted for full application.

Translational and interdisciplinary research

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide pilot awards for new initiatives in translational and interdisciplinary research that focus on important aspects of human disease or the science of teams. Up to $50,000 research support per year for up to 2 years. LOI required to determine eligibility for full application.

Team Science Research

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide pilot awards to enable researchers to address complex clinical problems by applying conceptual and methodological approaches from multiple scientific disciplines and health professions. Up to $50,000 research support per year for up to 2 years. LOI required to determine eligibility for full application.

Lifespan research

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to enable Lifespan research, which brings a developmental perspective to questions of individual differences in aging, susceptibility to diseases, the impact of early stressors and adversity across the developmental process, and the intergenerational transmission of risk for diseases. Up to $50,000 research support per year for up to 2 years. LOI required to determine eligibility for full application.

Imaging Core Technologies

YCCI solicits applications from Yale faculty for translational and clinical research projects that utilize the resources and expertise found in the PET Center and MMRC. Up to $40,000 research support per year for up to 1 year. LOI required to determine eligibility for full application.

Application Deadlines

Due date for letters of intent (LOI): February 18, 2022 (required)

Due date for full applications: March 31, 2022 - EXTENDED TO APRIL 18, 2022 at 5 PM

Earliest anticipated start date: May 2022

For questions, please contact:

Kevin Palmer
Ph: 203-785-3482

Michael King
Ph: 203-737-1281