Seed Grant FAQ

Q:  Can I apply for a seed grant if I already have an InCHIP seed grant from a previous fiscal year?

A:  There are multiple seed grants being offered this year (dual-PI multidisciplinary grants and single-PI grants), and the answer depends on the seed grant funding for which you are applying.

  • If you are interested in applying for a dual-PI seed grant (either the InCHIP-CCMC seed grant or the InCHIP-Psychiatry seed grant), you are permitted to apply for one of them if you already have a single-PI InCHIP seed grant. You do not have to close out the single PI grant if you are awarded the dual-PI grant; you are permitted to have both awards concurrently.
  • If you already have a dual-PI seed grant (e.g., UConn Health-InCHIP cancer seed grant), you may apply for one of the new dual-PI seed grants, only if you close out the award from the dual-PI seed grant that you already have prior to the start of the award period for the new grant.
  • If you already have an InCHIP seed grant that is not one of the dual-PI grants (i.e., a single-PI grant), you may apply for one of the single-PI InCHIP seed grants , only if you close out the award from the InCHIP seed grant that you already have prior to the start of the award period for the new grant.
  • Graduate students may have only one InCHIP seed grant at a time.
  • Award periods differ between grants, so please be sure to know when the award period for the grant to which you are applying begins by looking on the grant’s FOA, found here.

 

Q:  Can I submit multiple seed grant LOIs/proposals for the same seed grant competition?

A:  Per seed grant competition, an individual may submit only one LOI/proposal as PI. This means, for example, that you cannot submit two proposals as PI for the InCHIP-CCMC seed grant competition, even if the second PI on the two grant proposals are different. You can, however, be a Co-I on multiple proposals.

 

Q:  Can I submit multiple seed grant LOIs/Proposals for different seed grant competitions?

A:  A single investigator may apply for both a single-PI grant and a dual-PI grant, but may not apply for multiple single-PI grants or for multiple dual-PI seed grants.

 

Q:  Can I apply for both a dual-PI seed grant and a single-PI seed grant?

A:  Yes, you may apply for one dual-PI seed grant and one single-PI seed grant. But you cannot apply for multiple dual-PI seed grants or for multiple single-PI seed grants.

 

Q:  Do all grant applications have to involve interventions?

A:  The proposed research must be relevant to health behavior or health behavior change, but it does not have to involve intervention development, implementation, or evaluation. A wide range of research is permitted, including but not limited to, natural history studies, observational studies, qualitative research, correlational studies, and others.

 

Q:  What research is considered within the scope of the InCHIP-CCMC dual-PI seed grant in child health behavior?

A:  Any research that has to do with children’s health behavior or children’s health behavior change is eligible for seed grant funding. This does not mean that it must involve a behavior change intervention.

 

Q:  What research is considered within the scope of the InCHIP-Psychiatry dual-PI seed grant in mental health and health behavior?

A:  Any research that has to do with mental health and health behavior is eligible for seed grant funding. This does not mean that it must involve a behavior change intervention.

 

Q:  Can there be 3 or more PIs on a dual-PI seed grant?

A:  No, only two PIs are permitted to be on a dual-PI seed grant – one from each organization/institution.

 

Q: For Graduate Student Seed Grants, are advisors required to submit a letter of support?

A: Graduate student applicants are requested to submit a letter of support from their advisor with their full proposal (February 6th deadline). These letters should include an endorsement of the student as well as the quality of the proposal. These are not required to be submitted with the student’s Letter of Intent (December 5th deadline).