Training and Development Core




Directed By InCHIP Associate Director Amy Gorin, PhD.

The Training and Development Core offers easily accessible support for career and research development at no cost.

The Training and Development Core is a “one-stop shop” for training, mentorship, research team development, and grant proposal writing for UConn investigators at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to tenured faculty.

Training and Development Core Services

To access the Core’s services, please fill out the relevant form below:

Find Collaborators and Build Your Research Team Access a One-on-One Mentor Get Feedback on Your Research Ideas and Grant Proposals

Grant Proposal Incubator

Under development & Directed by Mike Copenhaver (PhD, Allied Health) & Blair Johnson (PhD, Psychological Sciences)

  • The Grant Proposal Incubator can be utilized at any stage of the grant writing process, from the formation of ideas to the polishing of completed proposals.
    • Your proposal’s “incubation” will consist of a thorough review of your ideas and materials by a panel of grant writing experts. Following this review, the group will convene to meet with you to give constructive feedback on your proposal.


Grant Proposal Incubator Services



Mentoring Women in Academia


  • MentorNet: Connects faculty and practitioners working in STEM and Healthcare fields with either a mentor or mentee.
  • Talk to mike about the SREM mentor/mentee match up system
  • Society for Teaching Psychology (APA): provides an opportunity for faculty to mentor or gain mentorship aimed disseminating greater expertise in teaching psychology.


  • #FundingFridays: The Department of Health and Human Services has a weekly blog on The blog features content and resources for current and prospective grant writers seeking to apply for federally funded grants.
  • Grants 101: This is info provided by that gets at the basics of grants.
  • InCHIP Funding Announcements: External Funding Announcements are posted onto the InCHIP website, this list has a lot of health related grants many of which are through the NIH.
  • Human Frontier Science Program: Art of Grantmanship.

Team Building & Interdisciplinary Research

  • Science of Team Science Resources: The Science of Team Science is of great interest to us at InCHIP, it basically refers to the process of managing and developing collaborative research teams. This site contains a number of resources, including, blogs/social media accounts, organizations, and articles that may be useful for building teams. (here is a link to join their listserv for even more resources)
  • Team Science Toolkit: The National Cancer Institute runs the Team Science website, which offers a good introduction to team science and the extent work going on within the field.

Training and Development Events

Spring 2017 Workshops

Our workshops are designed to be very interactive and offer structure and support for you to produce substantive components of grant proposals, applications, or make connections with teams.
Please check back soon for our Fall 2017 semester events!

Team Science Summit (May 11th 2017)

  • 9AM-12PM Interactive workshop that emphasizes learning hands-on grounded strategies to building successful research collaborations. (40 person capacity)
  • 2-3PM Dr. Kara Hall’s Keynote Address on the broader approach of Team Science

Budget Planning for Grantwriters: Workshop and Q&A Session (February 7th 12-1PM)

Window reflections on the exterior of Homer Babbidge Library after a snow storm on Jan. 28, 2015. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

NIH Biosketch Writing Workshop (February 14th 12-1PM)