Proposal Reviews

Pre-Submission Grant Reviews

InCHIP affiliates at the University of Connecticut who are in the process of preparing grant proposals for submission through InCHIP to external funding agencies may apply to InCHIP for an internal review by one or more experienced InCHIP investigators, or experts in the field the grant is in outside of InCHIP, prior to submission of the grant. Applications to become an InCHIP affiliate can be found on the Affiliate Application page.

If InCHIP does not have expertise “in house,” you may suggest experts who could provide a helpful review (e.g., former members of an NIMH review panel). InCHIP will pay an honorarium to them for their review. This provides investigators with the opportunity to have their proposal reviewed by InCHIP investigators, or others with extensive experience in the field of focus in the grant, as well as successful grant writing and grant review experience.

In addition to reviews of content, InCHIP will also arrange for reviews of statistics or methodology if deemed critical to the success of a grant proposal.

Guidelines for application to InCHIP for internal review of proposals

  1. Individuals wishing to apply for internal review of an external grant proposal should contact the Director of InCHIP by letter or email at least 2 months prior to the submission date for the external grant. This permits the Director time to select, notify, and obtain consent, as well time to obtain a review from qualified reviewers. Your letter should be accompanied by an abstract, and a brief description of the project that addresses the scope of the work, its anticipated contribution to the field, and its interest to a particular funding agency. The letter should also indicate key personnel and collaborators on the grant.
  2. Proposals being submitted to InCHIP for external review should be more or less completely written and in the final format required by the funding agency prior to InCHIP sending them out for external review. Grants for external review should be sent at least a month before the submission deadline so the reviewer’s comments can be incorporated into the final grant application.

Please include with your request the names and contact information of two internal reviewers at InCHIP and two external reviewers (outside of InCHIP) whose expertise would be highly relevant to review your proposal.

Please contact Jeff Fisher if you have questions regarding this opportunity at jeffrey.fisher@uconn.edu or by phone at 860-486-5917.