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Blavatnik Fund button The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale

Must be Yale Faculty. 

What Success Looks Like: 

  1.  Startup formation
  2.  Licenses to biotech and pharma
  3.  Major industry-sponsored research agreements

Grants: 

  1.  Pilot Grants: $100,000 for 1 Year
  2.  Development Grants: $300,000 for 1-2 Years
  3. Most or all of funding used to pay for work at contract research organizations (CROs). Not intended to support research within Yale labs. 

Selection Criteria: 

  1.  Research addresses major unmet need
  2.  Strong indications of commercial interest
  3.  Technology is near a “value inflection point”
  4.  Technology is patentable with freedom to operate
  5.  Engaged, committed principal investigator