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The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale

The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale

Accelerating the translation of early-stage life science research into impactful products. 

Since 2017, Yale has supported 73 projects with $20 million in direct funding through the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation.

The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale is a $65 million fund, committed to cultivating and transforming Yale's pioneering research into cutting-edge, life-saving solutions within the realm of life sciences. The Fund is made possible by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation in support of the commercialization of Yale faculty applied research and technology in the life sciences. The Fund’s integrated approach combines business expertise, intensive guidance, and essential funding to support innovative, Yale investigator-initiated translational research. Completed projects will be better positioned to positively impact human health through startup advancement, partnerships with industry, major industry-sponsored research agreements, and/or external non-dilutive funding.  

blavatnik applications

Accelerator applications (mid-cycle) are now open and will close April 22nd, 2024.

Applications for development and pilot awards will open September 6th, and close on October 31st, 2024. 


Blavatnik By The Numbers


Funded Projects


Biotech Ventures Launched


Total Awards & Fellowships


Raised by Ventures

FDA Investigational New Drug (IND) Status

Clinical Trials Initiated

2023 Overview

2023 Highlights

  • Introduction of Accelerator Awards ($30K) for mid-cycle earlier stage projects
  • 92 eligible project applicants
  • 64% first-time applicants
  • 11 development awards, 6 accelerator awards
  • 44% women awardees

2023 Annual Report