InCHIP Seed Grants and Awards

InCHIP Seed Grant Competitions

Click the Seed Grant Opportunities tab above to view this year’s seed grant competitions.

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.


InCHIP Excellence Awards

Starting in 2019, InCHIP will host annual awards to award excellence in three domains: Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award, Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award, and the Community-Engaged Health Research Excellence Award

Nominations for these awards are due by 11:59pm on April 1, 2019 and winners will be announced by the end of April.


Jeffrey D. Fisher Health Behavior Change Research Fellowship

Beginning in the Spring of 2019, the Jeffrey D. Fisher Health Behavior Change Research Fellowship (Fisher Fellowship) will award $4,000 in funds to one outstanding UConn graduate student working on her/his dissertation in the area of health behavior.


InCHIP Convergence Award Program (CAP)

To prepare interdisciplinary teams at UConn to be competitive for convergence funding from NIH, NSF, and other funding agencies, InCHIP has created a new funding mechanism — InCHIP’s Convergence Awards Program (CAP) that provides support for planning, outreach to strategic partners, and proof-of-concept research activities that will ultimately make teams of UConn researchers more competitive for external funding. InCHIP is especially interested in investing in teamsthat include but go beyond the social and behavioral sciences and STEM fields to engage partners from fine arts, the humanities, business, and/or law. Priority will be given to teams that have are new or recently formed, that are collaborating across department, college, and campus boundaries, and that have identified both an important research topic and a likely external funding mechanism. For FY20, CAP grants of up to $25,000 will be considered and we anticipate making two awards pending confirmation of FY20 budgets. CAP funding can be used to secure course buyouts for participating faculty (up to two per team with departmental approval, limited to the adjunct replacement cost) and for any other activities essential to the development of the research team, including but not limited to pilot work, graduate student or research assistant support, publication costs, or other approved activities that will enhance the competitiveness of an external grant application.

For more information on the InCHIP Seed Grants, Excellence Awards, or Jeffrey D. Fisher Health Behavior Change Research Fellowship, please see the appropriate tabs above.