$35,000 UCHC-UConn Storrs Seed Grants in Cancer Control

UCHC-UConn Storrs Seed Grant Funding in Cancer Control:  Three $35,000 dual-PI grants are available

UConn Storrs and the UConn Health Center (UCHC) are offering funding opportunities for dual-PI pilot projects in cancer control research with health behavior components that will be carried out collaboratively by investigators from each campus. This initiative will fund three dual-PI grants of up to $35,000 each.


  • Research teams must consist of one PI from UCHC and one from UConn Storrs (UConn Storrs includes the regional campuses). Given that the ultimate goal of this program is to have these PIs submit dual-PI cancer control proposals to NCI, one PI must be qualified to submit grant proposals through UConn Storrs and the other must be qualified to submit grant proposals through UCHC.
  • Postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and research associates are not eligible to apply for these pilot grants.


  • Letters of Intent are required and due by January 17, 2014. Applicants must receive written approval to submit a full proposal.
  • Full proposals are due by April 11, 2014.
  • Proposal review decisions are expected to be available by early May 2014.
  • Subsequent proposals for NCI funding should be submitted by the end of July 2016.

For more details, please see the Seed Grant Announcement (PDF) and the Letter of Intent form (PDF). If you have questions about this opportunity or would like assistance with identifying potential collaborators, please contact Jennifer Wang at Jennifer.Wang@chip.uconn.edu or Alicia Dugan at adugan@uchc.edu.

The solicitation and review of applications will be administered jointly by the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) at UConn Storrs and by UCHC. This opportunity is sponsored by the Dean of the UConn School of Medicine, the UConn Vice President for Research, and CHIP.