Seed Grant Opportunities

InCHIP hosts 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).

For more information on InCHIP’s FY18 Seed Grant Announcements, follow the links provided below. We will continue to update this section with additional funding opportunities so please check back regularly.

For more information about the InCHIP seed grant program, please contact seedgrants@chip.uconn.edu. For questions about InCHIP’s rolling seed grants, please contact amy.gorin@uconn.edu.


FY18 InCHIP seed grants include the following competitions:

FY18 InCHIP Rolling Internal Seed Grants

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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.

FY18 InCHIP Faculty/Researcher Seed Grants

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Letter of Intent Due: Monday, January 29th 2018 at 11:59PM EST (LOIs are no longer being accepted)
Full Proposal Due:  Monday, March 26th 2018 at 11:59PM EST (An approved LOI is required prior to submission)
These grants provide funds to InCHIP Faculty and Researcher Affiliates to support new research initiatives and pilot work that will lead to external grant applications submitted through InCHIP in the areas of health behavior or health policy.
Submit Full Proposal Here

FY18 InCHIP Community-Engaged Health Research Seed Grant

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Letter of Intent Due:  Monday, January 29th 2018 at 11:59PM EST (LOIs are no longer being accepted)
Full Proposal Due:  Monday, March 19th 2018 at 11:59PM EST (An approved LOI is required prior to submission)
This grant will provide funding for a community-engaged health research study that meets a need identified by the community. Eligible studies include research in health behavior or health policy conducted in community settings in Connecticut, using a participatory research framework and actively involving community stakeholders in the conceptualization, design, implementation, and/or evaluation.
Submit Full Proposal Here

FY18 InCHIP–UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media Seed Grant for Research on Social Media and Health

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Letter of Intent Due: Friday, March 2nd 2018 at 11:59PM EST
The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and the UConn Center for mHealth and Social
Media are collaborating on a pilot grant program that promotes research leveraging social media to study physical or
mental health.
Submit your letter of intent here