Pilot Programs & Awards

The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) is pleased to announce the 2017 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 opportunities. Pilot awards are in the following categories:

This award is intended to address the challenges many faculty face balancing clinical practice commitments, while trying to launch independent research programs. 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.
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide pilot awards to support community engagement projects. The community engaged can take many forms, and the partners can include organized groups, agencies, institutions, clinical practices, or individuals, as the definition of community by NCATS is broad and may include community members including church groups, civic leaders and civic organizations, hospitals, companies, schools, other academic medical centers, among others.
This award is aimed at fostering interdisciplinary teams to work collaboratively on key experiments that may lead to the next phase of discovery. These projects should be strategically targeted to conduct research that will lead to the next step along the road to translation.

SPIRiT is a partnership among six CTSA sites including Johns Hopkins, the Universities of Chicago, Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale. Each year, SPIRiT identifies a high-impact research topic and solicits proposals that must include one or more investigators at each of the six institutions. See the SPIRiT award page for more details.


Application Deadlines:

Due date for letters of intent: October 15, 2017
Due date for full applications: December 1, 2017
Earliest anticipated start date: January 1, 2018

  • RFA
  • Letter of Intent
  • Application Submission

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Pilot Grant RFA 2017

The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) is pleased to announce the 2017 round of pilot grants.

Application Deadlines:
Due date for letters of intent: Oct. 15, 2017
Due date for full applications: Dec. 1, 2017
Earliest anticipated start date: Jan. 1, 2018

  • RFA
  • Letter of Intent
  • Application Submission