Seed Grants and Awards

InCHIP has several annual competitions for seed grants. The purpose of these competitions is to provide pilot and seed grant resources to investigators to stimulate new research in health behavior change at UConn of the type and quality likely to lead to additional external funding.

An important component of the InCHIP research funding competitions is mentoring. All proposals submitted receive mentoring reviews from the review panel that supply guidance in how to improve the proposal for subsequent external review (whether the project is funded by InCHIP, or not).

Please check back at the beginning of the Fall semester for more information on upcoming seed grant competitions.

For more information about the InCHIP seed grant program, please contact seedgrants@chip.uconn.edu. For questions about InCHIP’s new rolling seed grants, please contact amy.gorin@uconn.edu.

InCHIP awarded seed grants across multiple competitions in FY16. The competitions included:

InCHIP Internal Seed Grants FY16

InCHIP Seed Grants for Faculty/Researcher Affiliates FY16
These grants provided funds to InCHIP Faculty/Researcher Affiliates to support new research initiatives and pilot work that would lead to new large R01-type external grant applications submitted through InCHIP in the areas of health behavior and health behavior change.

InCHIP Grant Development Summer Stipends for Junior Faculty FY16
InCHIP offered summer stipends to UConn junior faculty who are InCHIP Faculty/Researcher Affiliates, to assist them with writing successful grant applications in health behavior.

InCHIP Seed Grants for Graduate Student Affiliates FY16
These grants provided funds to InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliates to support new research initiatives and pilot work in the areas of health behavior and health behavior change.

InCHIP Rolling Internal Seed Grants FY16

InCHIP Rolling Seed Grants to Develop New Interdisciplinary Teams FY16
These grants provided funds to InCHIP Faculty and Researcher Affiliates to support the development of new interdisciplinary research teams with high potential for securing external funding.

InCHIP Time Sensitive Grants FY16
These grants provided immediate funds for the study of novel, often unexpected, situations that present themselves and allowed researchers to capitalize on windows of opportunity to examine these situations as they naturally occur.

Dual-PI Seed Grants FY16

InCHIP-School of Business Dual-PI Seed Grants FY16
These grants provided funds to dual-PI teams to support new research initiatives and pilot work that would lead to new external grant applications at the intersection of business and health behavior.

InCHIP-School of Dental Medicine Dual-PI Seed Grants FY16
These grants provided funds to dual-PI teams to support new research initiatives and pilot work at the intersection of dental health and health behavior that would lead to new external grant applications to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

InCHIP-Psychiatry Dual-PI Seed Grants FY16
These grants provided funds to dual-PI teams to support new research initiatives and pilot work at the intersection of mental health and health behavior that would lead to new external grant applications.

InCHIP-Neag School of Education Dual-PI Seed Grants FY16
These grants provided funds to dual-PI teams to support new research initiatives and pilot work that would lead to new external grant applications focused on school and child health.