Month: July 2016

FY16 InCHIP Seed Grant Winners Announced

The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is delighted to announce and congratulate the awardees of the FY16 Seed Grant competitions. These seed grants provide funds to investigators across UConn to support new research initiatives and pilot work that can lead to innovative external grant applications focused on health behavior and health behavior change.

Together with co-sponsors at the School of Business, School of Dental Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and Neag School of Education, InCHIP’s internal and dual-PI seed grant programs awarded $193,000 for research projects across a range of disciplines. Awardees were selected through a rigorous NIH-style review process, and all qualifying applicants were provided with feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of their proposals.

We wish to thank all of the applicants for their excellent proposals and the review committee members for their substantial contributions to the seed grant competitions.

Winning Proposals:

InCHIP Seed Grants for Faculty/Researcher Affiliates ($15,000 each)

InCHIP Grant Development Summer Stipends for Junior Faculty ($2,500 each)

InCHIP Seed Grants for Graduate Student Affiliates ($1,500 each)

InCHIP-School of Business Dual-PI Seed Grants in Business and Health Behavior ($25,000 each)

InCHIP-School of Dental Medicine Dual-PI Seed Grants in Dental Health and Health Behavior ($25,000 each)

InCHIP-Psychiatry Dual-PI Seed Grant in Mental Health and Health Behavior ($50,000)

InCHIP-Neag School of Education Dual-PI Seed Grants in School and Child Health ($15,000 each)

CSCH Awarded Grant Through the UConn Academic Plan


On July 11, President Susan Herbst and Provost Mun Choi announced that InCHIP’s Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH), directed by Professor Sandra Chafouleas and Dean Carol Polifroni, has been awarded a Level 2 grant as part of the UConn Academic Plan. This is one of only 15 projects that were funded in Round #2.

The full text of the CSCH announcement from President Herbst and Provost Choi is below:

Professors Sandra Chafouleas and Dean E. Carol Polifroni have been awarded a Level 2 grant for the Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH). The purpose of the CSCH is to facilitate innovative and impactful connections across research, policy, and practice arenas relevant to school and child health. Situated within InCHIP, CSCH serves as a central resource to university and external partners engaged in efforts that inform healthy, safe, supportive, and engaging environments for all children. CSCH utilizes and expands upon the CDC Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model that prioritizes the necessity of collaboration across education and health sectors to accomplish child well-being.