Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS)
195 Farmington Avenue
Suite 2080
Farmington, CT 06032

P: (860) 679-7039
F: (860) 679-2777

Director: Linda Barry

Contact: Lana Angelo
P: (860) 679-7661
F: (860) 679-2777

Young Innovative Investigator Program (YIIP) at the University of Connecticut

Year Program Started: 2013

Max. Participants/Year: 6

Application Deadline: April 25, 2016

Program Timeframe: 1-2 Years

Academic Level Targeted: college, graduate school

Racial/Ethnic Focus: African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Other Hispanic

Type of Program: education, research, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program Attributes: for credit, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: matriculation at this school (College Graduate), GPA/academic standing, Official transcript from each college or university attended; Two letters of recommendation; Official score reports for SAT (or equivalent), ACT and/or MCAT or GRE; Personal statement; Two essays. For

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: pre-medicine, science (biomed)

Additional Comments: YIIP is specifically focused on recruiting underrepresented minority students to contribute towards developing a sustainable pipeline to increase diversity among the pool of academic scientists.
YIIP provides tools for scholars to conduct research, succeed in an academic environment, and become competitive candidates for medical school or graduate school.
This is NOT a post-baccalaureate program. The applicant must be prepared to complete graduate level scientific coursework.