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 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.
This award is aimed at fostering interdisciplinary teams to work collaboratively on key research 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.
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide pilot awards to support community engagement projects. Community engagement can take many forms, as NCATS now defines community very broadly, including: patients (local and online communities); nonprofit organizations; faith-based communities; advocacy groups; governmental agencies; community-based clinicians (hospitals, practices, and clinics) and health care delivery systems; industry; and other entities.


Application Deadlines:

Due date for letters of intent: November 20, 2017
Due date for full applications: December 18, 2017
Earliest anticipated start date: January - February, 2018

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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: Nov. 20, 2017
Due date for full applications: Dec. 18, 2017
Earliest anticipated start: Jan-Feb, 2018