Grant Management Services

Overview

InCHIP is committed to providing its affiliates with the tools needed to submit an extramural grant applications, and if awarded, InCHIP’s Grants Management Team is available to assist InCHIP affiliates in processing the grant through the post-award period. InCHIP also provides services to help affiliates find appropriate grants and funding for their research.

For immediate questions regarding InCHIP’s Grant Management Services, please contact AnnMarie White for assistance, or navigate the tabs above to see what resources InCHIP has to offer their affiliates.

Boundary-Spanning Services

Availability: InCHIP Affiliates

Description: InCHIP offers extensive Boundary Spanning services to help researchers find collaborators across departments and disciplines. The Boundary Spanners at InCHIP provide a range of services dedicated to helping researchers build connections across UConn, and facilitating the development of innovative, interdisciplinary research programs. These services include:

  • Developing a list of appropriate funding opportunities for a specific research topic
  • Preparing a list of possible faculty collaborators for a specific research topic or funding opportunity
  • Conducting a review of previously funded grants in a research area
  • Coordinating meetings with potential collaborators, and providing required technical support (e.g., conference call lines, video conferencing)
  • Providing team building support, including development of team expectations
  • Promoting research findings on InCHIP website and social media accounts
  • Organizing workshops to develop research collaborations
  • Managing the development of research teams

Another useful tool for finding research collaborators through UConn is Lincus. It’s beneficial to check out this tool before contacting any of our Boundary Spanners.

Instructions: If you would like to utilize any of the InCHIP Boundary Spanning Services, please email boundaryspanners@chip.uconn.edu with a brief description of your needs and your timeline, or contact one of the boundary spanners below:

Name Title Email
Greg Champion Boundary Spanner, InCHIP (Admin Staff) gregory.champion@uconn.edu
Grace Morris Research Development Specialist & Boundary Spanner, InCHIP (Admin Staff) grace.morris@uconn.edu

Other Funding Opportunities

InCHIP also provides resources to find funding opportunities outside of Boundary Spanning Services, as well as externally from UConn.

Pre-Award Services

Request InCHIP Pre-Award Grant Services using the online form here:

Pre-Award Grant Services Request Form

For grant proposals with short turn-around times, please contact AnnMarie White as soon as possible at annmarie.white@uconn.edu. Include the phrase “Fast-Track Needed” in the subject line of your email.

InCHIP is committed to helping its affiliates navigate the steps involved in submitting an extramural grant application. If you still need to find grant funding for your research, please navigate to the “Boundary Spanning Services” tab above. By submitting the “Pre-Award Grant Services Form” (above) as an InCHIP affiliate, you will have access to the primary pre-award services of the InCHIP Grants Management Team. The primary services of the InCHIP Grants Management Team are to provide input, advice, and review of the following parts of the grant proposal submission:

  • Biographical Sketch
  • Budget
  • Budget justification
  • Grant Application
  • Resources pages
  • Internal proposal routing form
  • Subcontract forms and letters of intent
  • Just-In-Time information
  • Post Submission Sponsor Requests

InCHIP Guidelines for Pre-Award Support:

Helpful Links for Preparing Your Grant Application:

Proposal Reviews

Availability: InCHIP Faculty Affiliates Submitting Grants through InCHIP

Description: InCHIP affiliates at the University of Connecticut who are in the process of preparing grant proposals for submission through InCHIP to external funding agencies may apply to InCHIP for an internal review by one or more experienced InCHIP investigators, or experts in the field the grant is in outside of InCHIP, prior to submission of the grant. Applications to become an InCHIP affiliate can be found on the Affiliate Application page. If InCHIP does not have expertise “in house,” you may suggest experts who could provide a helpful review (e.g., former members of an NIMH review panel). InCHIP will pay an honorarium to them for their review. This provides investigators with the opportunity to have their proposal reviewed by InCHIP investigators, or others with extensive experience in the field of focus in the grant, as well as successful grant writing and grant review experience. In addition to reviews of content, InCHIP will also arrange for reviews of statistics or methodology if deemed critical to the success of a grant proposal.

Instructions:

  1. Individuals wishing to apply for internal review of an external grant proposal should contact the Director of InCHIP by letter or email at least 2 months prior to the submission date for the external grant. This permits the Director time to select, notify, and obtain consent, as well time to obtain a review from qualified reviewers. Your letter should be accompanied by an abstract, and a brief description of the project that addresses the scope of the work, its anticipated contribution to the field, and its interest to a particular funding agency. The letter should also indicate key personnel and collaborators on the grant.
  2. Please include with your request the names and contact information of two internal reviewers at InCHIP and two external reviewers (outside of InCHIP) whose expertise would be highly relevant to review your proposal.
  3. Proposals being submitted to InCHIP for external review should be more or less completely written and in the final format required by the funding agency prior to InCHIP sending them out for external review. Grants for external review should be sent at least a month before the submission deadline so the reviewer’s comments can be incorporated into the final grant application.

More Information: If you have any questions, please email boundaryspanners@chip.uconn.edu.

Helpful Links for Preparing NIH Just-in-Time Information

Post-Award Services

InCHIP is committed to helping its affiliates navigate the steps involved in submitting an extramural grant application, and if awarded, the InCHIP’s Grants Management Team is available to assist InCHIP affiliates in processing the grant through the post-award period.

The Post-Award services InCHIP provides are:

  • Account setup
  • Payroll Authorizations
  • Sub-award/ Consultant setup
  • Travel
  • Grant Purchases
  • Advances for Participant Incentive Costs
  • Budget Projection Reports
  • Progress Reports
  • Closeouts
  • Cost Transfer Requests
  • No Cost Extension Requests
  • Re-Budget requests
  • Effort Reports

InCHIP Post-Award Processing Guidelines

Purchasing

Availability: InCHIP Researchers with Active Grants Managed by InCHIP

Description: The InCHIP Business Office assists PIs with purchasing of goods and or/services on InCHIP grants. Purchasing includes credit card purchases, purchase orders, subawards, consulting agreements, participant incentives, and reimbursement of emergency out-of-pocket expenses. We provide purchasing assistance to PIs so that procurement decisions are made in compliance with Federal, State and University policies.

Instructions: Guidelines for InCHIP Purchasing can be found here, and the InCHIP Purchase Request Form can be found here. Additionally, more information about purchasing policies university-wide can be found here.

More Information: If you have any questions, please email purchasing@chip.uconn.edu.