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 see the individual FOA for the grant to which you are applying for a full list of deadlines.

For detailed instructions on how to complete the full proposal application form, please download the appropriate instructions document!

2015-16 InCHIP Internal Seed Grant Application Instructions Document
2015-16 InCHIP Dual-PI Seed Grant Application Instructions Document

For questions not answered on this page or in the individual seed grant funding announcements, please contact seedgrants@chip.uconn.edu. For questions about InCHIP’s new rolling seed grants, please contact amy.gorin@uconn.edu.

Contents: (Click link below to jump to the desired grant opportunity)

InCHIP Internal Seed Grants FY16

✦ InCHIP Seed Grants for Faculty/Researcher Affiliates FY16

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

Details: For more information, please download the InCHIP Faculty/ Researcher Affiliate Seed Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). (PDF)

Letters of intent (required): InCHIP Faculty/Researcher Affiliate Seed Grant Letter Of Intent Form (LOI). The electronic Letter of Intent form must be submitted by October 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

Full proposals: InCHIP Faculty/Researcher Affiliate Seed Grant Full Proposal Form. The electronic Full Proposal Form must be submitted by November 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals.

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✦InCHIP Grant Development Summer Stipends for Junior Faculty FY16

InCHIP offers summer stipends to UConn junior faculty who are InCHIP Faculty/Researcher Affiliates, to assist them with writing successful grant applications in health behavior.

Details: For more information, please download the InCHIP Grant Development Summer Stipend for Junior Faculty Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF).

Letters of intent (required): InCHIP Grant Development Summer Stipend for Junior Faculty Letter Of Intent Form (LOI). The electronic Letter of Intent form must be submitted by October 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

Full proposals: InCHIP Grant Development Summer Stipend for Junior Faculty Full Proposal Form. The electronic Full Proposal Form must be submitted by November 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals.

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✦InCHIP Seed Grants for Graduate Student Affiliates FY16

These grants provide funds to InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliates to support new research initiatives and pilot work in the areas of health behavior and health behavior change.

Details: For more information, please download the InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliate Seed Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement(FOA) (PDF)

Letters of intent (required): InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliate Seed Grant Letter Of Intent Form (LOI). The electronic Letter of Intent form must be submitted by October 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

Full proposals: InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliate Seed Grant Full Proposal Form. The electronic Full Proposal Form must be submitted by November 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals.

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InCHIP Rolling Internal Seed Grants FY16

✦ InCHIP Rolling Seed Grants to Develop New Interdisciplinary Teams FY16

These grants provide funds to InCHIP Faculty and Researcher Affiliates to support the development of new interdisciplinary research teams with high potential for securing external funding.

Details: For more information, please download the InCHIP Rolling Seed Grants Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF)

Full proposals: Proposals must be submitted to Amy Gorin (amy.gorin@uconn.edu) and are accepted on a rolling basis, from September 2015-May 2016.

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✦ InCHIP Time Sensitive Grants FY16

These grants provide immediate funds for the study of novel, often unexpected, situations that present themselves and allow researchers to capitalize on windows of opportunity to examine these situations as they naturally occur.

Details: For more information, please download the InCHIP Time Sensitive Grants Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF)

Full proposals: Proposals must be submitted to Amy Gorin (amy.gorin@uconn.edu) and are accepted on a rolling basis, from September 2015-May 2016.

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Dual-PI Seed Grants FY16

✦ InCHIP-School of Business Dual-PI Seed Grants FY16

These grants provide funds to dual-PI teams to support new research initiatives and pilot work that will lead to new external grant applications at the intersection of business and health behavior.

Details: For more information, please download the InCHIP-School of Business Dual-PI Seed Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). (PDF)

Letters of intent (required): InCHIP-School of Business Dual-PI Seed Grant Letter Of Intent Form (LOI). The electronic Letter of Intent form must be submitted by November 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

Full proposals: InCHIP-School of Business Dual-PI Seed Grant Full Proposal Form. The electronic Full Proposal Form must be submitted by January 22, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals.

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✦ InCHIP-School of Dental Medicine Dual-PI Seed Grants FY16

These grants provide funds to dual-PI teams to support new research initiatives and pilot work at the intersection of dental health and health behavior that will lead to new external grant applications to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

Details: For more information, please download the InCHIP-School of Dental Medicine Dual-PI Seed Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF).

Letters of intent (required): InCHIP-School of Dental Medicine Dual-PI Seed Grant Letter Of Intent Form (LOI). The electronic Letter of Intent form must be submitted by December 11, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

Full proposals: InCHIP-School of Dental Medicine Dual-PI Seed Grant Full Proposal Form. The electronic Full Proposal Form must be submitted by February 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals.

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✦ InCHIP-Psychiatry Dual-PI Seed Grants FY16

These grants provide funds to dual-PI teams to support new research initiatives and pilot work at the intersection of mental health and health behavior that will lead to new external grant applications.

Details: For more information, please download the InCHIP-Psychiatry Dual-PI Seed Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF).

Letters of intent (required): InCHIP-Psychiatry Dual-PI Seed Grant Letter Of Intent Form (LOI). The electronic Letter of Intent form must be submitted by February 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

Full proposals: InCHIP-Psychiatry Dual-PI Seed Grant Full Proposal Form. The electronic Full Proposal Form must be submitted by April 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals.

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✦ InCHIP-Neag School of Education Dual-PI Seed Grants FY16

These grants provide funds to dual-PI teams to support new research initiatives and pilot work that will lead to new external grant applications focused on school and child health.

Details: For more information, please download the InCHIP-Neag School of Education Dual-PI Seed Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF). **Revised as of February 3, 2016 to encompass UConn Health PIs in eligibility requirements.

Letters of intent (required): InCHIP-Neag School of Education Dual-PI Seed Grant Letter Of Intent Form (LOI). The electronic Letter of Intent form must be submitted by February 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. **The LOI deadline has been extended to account for revised PI eligibility.

Full proposals: InCHIP-Neag School of Education Dual-PI Seed Grant Full Proposal Form. The electronic Full Proposal Form must be submitted by April 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals.

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