call for proposals

Call for Proposals

Do you have a solution with the potential to radically improve health and save lives? The Center for Health Care Innovation is launching its inaugural YNHHS Innovation Award in 2022. All Yale New Haven Health employees and Yale University faculty are invited to submit proposals with the potential to translate promising technologies and research from the lab to enable these life saving tools to reach the people we serve. 

focus areas 


All Yale New Haven Health employees and Yale University faculty are eligible to apply for the YNHHS Innovation Award.

Award Selection

Applications will be screened for completeness and basic eligibility requirements for an initial screen. Semi-finalists will be identified and invited to deliver a 10-minute pitch to an expert, judging panel. Winning selections will be determined based on:  1) unmet medical need,  2) likelihood of technical success, 3) novelty, 4) business model and competitive landscape, and 5) team composition and skills/background.

Diversity Statement

We are passionate about fostering inclusive innovation that promotes and values diversity. Collectives that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to generate better outcomes. We believe in creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can participate. We encourage applicants from all groups, including women, veterans, LGBTQ (Pride & Allies), BIPOC and any others not mentioned, to apply.

Intellectual Property

The intellectual property practices or guidelines of each respective institution will apply to employed awardees. Review the Employee Innovation and Intellectual Property Guidelines. Employees of Yale University can find relevant information at Yale Ventures.


Key Dates

Monday May 30, 2022
Final Deadline for Proposals

Friday July 1, 2022 
Finalists Selected

Monday, Aug. 1, 2022
Awards Announced

Submission Instructions


Step 1: Download the proposal template

Step 2: Complete template and save as .pdf

Step 3: Include team details

Do you have a completed resume for team members? 

: If so please have these ready to submit
No: Please complete biosketches for key personnel using the attached template:

- Biosketch template
  (fillable pdf)
- Biosketch sample

Step 4:  If you need any help with these steps you can contact our team at [email protected] for assistance.

Step 5: Submit proposal using button on this page