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 For questions about InCHIP’s new rolling seed grants, please contact

FY17 InCHIP seed grants include the following competitions:

InCHIP Internal Seed Grants FY17

InCHIP FY17 Seed Grants for Junior Faculty/Researcher Affiliates:

Letter of intent due: Monday, 1/23/17 at 11:59 PM EST. 
InCHIP offers seed grants to UConn junior faculty who are InCHIP Faculty/Researcher Affiliates, to provide funds to support new research initiatives and pilot work that will lead to external grant applications submitted through InCHIP in the areas of health behavior or health policy.

FY17 Graduate Student Affiliate Seed Grant

Letter of Intent due Friday, 12/16/16 at 11:59 PM EST
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 FY17

FY17 InCHIP Rolling Seed Grants to Develop New Interdisciplinary Teams

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.

Co-Sponsored Seed Grants FY17

FY17 InCHIP-IBACS Seed Grants for Collaborative Research in Brain and Cognitive Science and Health

Letter of intent due Monday 12/5/16 at 11:59 PM EST
InCHIP and IBACS (Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences) invite proposals for new research initiatives at the intersection of brain and cognitive science and health that involve collaborations requiring expertise across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Offer of two awards for up to $15,000 each.

FY17 InCHIP-Office of Public Engagement Seed Grants for Community-Engaged Health Research

Letter of intent due Friday, 12/16/16 at 11:59 PM EST 
The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and the Office of Public Engagement (OPE) at the University of Connecticut are collaborating on a pilot grant program that promotes community-engaged health research with reciprocal benefit to the community and the participating UConn faculty

FY17 InCHIP – Committee on Interprofessional Excellence in Healthcare Seed Grants

Letter of intent due Friday, 12/16/16 at 11:59 PM EST
InCHIP and CIPEH invite proposals that stimulate new research on the effectiveness of interprofessional health sciences education, patient care, and outreach initiatives.