Small Awards Application


The CRIT Small Awards Program supports research that advances CRIT's mission to improve the integrity and transparency of biomedical and clinical research.

Deadline: The application deadline for the Spring 2017 small awards program  has passed. 

A new announcement will be posted prior to the next award cycle.


Spring 2017 Small Award Recipient

The first recipient of CRIT's Small Award, in the amount of $5,000, is the Research Team consisting of Kayoko Shioda, DVM, MPH (Principal Investigator), Arnar Geirsson, MD, FACS, FAHA (Co-Investigator) and Makoto Mori, MD (Research Assistant), from the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Public Health.

The title of their project is the "Effect of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy on Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events Following Coronary Arterial Bypass Graft Surgery: Secondary Analysis of BARI 2D Study Data."


Now accepting applications for the 2018 CRIT Summer Law Student Fellow

The Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) at Yale Law School (YLS) invites applications for a summer fellow position.  The summer fellow will assist in all aspects of CRIT's ongoing litigation and other activities.

CRIT is an interdisciplinary initiative of YLS, Yale Medical School, and the Yale School of Public Health, launched in 2016.  CRIT staff work in collaboration with the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at YLS to promote public health by ensuring open access to scientific data as well as to improve the integrity of biomedical and clinical research.  For more information, visit our website.

The summer fellow will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of CRIT's current work including, as necessary, drafting pleadings and briefs, conducting legal research, and drafting policy reports.

Qualifications and Salary

Applicants must have completed at least one year of law school.  Applicants should have an interest in food and drug, health law, administrative law, or government transparency laws such as FOIA.

The fellow will receive a salary of up to $580 per week for 12 weeks of full-time work.

Students who are eligible for summer funding from their own sources and who need an early decision on their CRIT application to qualify for outside support are encouraged to advise CRIT of their situation and to request expedited review of their candidacy.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, contact information for two references, and a law school transcript (unofficial transcripts accepted) to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted immediately and will be considered on a rolling basis.  For best consideration, please submit your application as early as possible.  The final deadline is March 1, 2018.



2017 CRIT Summer Law Student Fellow

Darius Fullmer was the Summer Law Student Fellow at Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency at Yale Law School. He is currently pursuing a JD at the University of Washington School of Law, where he volunteers with the National Lawyers Guild to protect the rights of political protesters and marginalized communities. In 2015, he earned his BS in Biochemistry at the University of Washington. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Physicians for a National Health Program's Seattle chapter, and founded Students for National Health Program at the University of Washington.