Scholar RFA

We are pleased to announce a request for applications for YCCI Scholar Awards, which provide salary and/or research funds to a select number of junior faculty members who are strongly committed to careers in clinical or translational research. Individuals must be nominated by a department chair, division head/section chief, or center/program director.  Awards will be for a total of 2 years.  Funds can be requested to cover up to 75% of an individual’s salary (with a maximum of $100,000 including fringe benefits per year) and up to $20,000 of research support per year for a clinical or translational research project. Applicants who already have a career development award may submit an application for up to $20,000 in research support per year, but this must be for a separate (though possibly related) project from the one supported by the career development award. Applicants must not have been an Assistant Professor for more than 5 years as of July 1, 2014.

Key Dates:

Due date for letters of intent: February 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Notification of acceptance of letter of intent for application: March 5, 2014 at 5:00PM 

Due date for full applications: April 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM 

Earliest anticipated start date: July 1, 2014 

Letter of Intent  

A letter of intent is required and is due by 5:00 PM on February 21, 2014. To submit an LOI please visit Please be sure to include a complete list of current grants and pending applications on the biosketch.

Full Application  

Applicants who are invited to submit a full application will receive a link by March 5, 2014 indicating where to submit the required information and how to upload the required documentation.  Full applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on April 4, 2014. Please refer to the application packet for detailed instructions.  Copies of the application packet (in MS Word) can be downloaded from

For questions about the application process, please contact Nicholas Licht ( For questions related to scientific eligibility, please contact Eugene Shapiro (