InCHIP Seed Grants and Awards

InCHIP 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.This year we will be hosting the following competitions:

  • Faculty/Researcher Seed Grant

  • Community-Engaged Health Research Seed Grant

  • InCHIP Rolling Seed Grants to Develop Interdisciplinary Research Teams FY19


InCHIP Excellence Awards

Starting in 2019, InCHIP will host annual awards to award excellence in three domains:

  • InCHIP Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award

  • InCHIP Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award

  • InCHIP 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.


For more information on the InCHIP Seed grant and Excellence programs, please see the relevant tab above. Or contact seedgrants@chip.uconn.edu. For questions about InCHIP’s rolling seed grants, please contact amy.gorin@uconn.edu.

Seed Grant Opportunities

InCHIP Webinar: Grow your Seed Grant Projects into Large Externally Funded Research

Description:

Drs. Sherry Pagoto and Molly Waring will lead a workshop on how to plan towards transforming pilot studies funded by internal seed grants into large externally funded research projects. This workshop is intended to inform your thinking as you write your InCHIP Seed Grant applications. It will be recorded and posted to YouTube.

When:

December 3rd, 2018 from 11AM-12PM
 
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FY19 Seed Grant Competitions

Faculty/Researcher Seed Grant

Funding Opportunity Announcement
Letters of intent due by January 25, 2019
Description: UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) offers seed grants for faculty and
researchers at UConn Storrs, UConn Health, and the regional campuses who are InCHIP Affiliates. These grants are designed to fund pilot work that will directly support an external grant application that will be submitted through InCHIP in the areas of health behavior or health policy. Health is broadly defined and includes physical and mental health and outcomes with critical implications for health. The external grant should be submitted through InCHIP within one year of completing the pilot project.
Letter of Intent Form


Community-Engaged Health Research Seed Grant

Funding Opportunity Announcement
Letters of intent due by January 25, 2019
Description: UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is offering a pilot grant program that promotes community-engaged health research with reciprocal benefit to the community and the participating UConn faculty. InCHIP will provide $15,000 in seed grant 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. “Community” is defined broadly to include community-based organizations, populations in neighborhoods, healthcare settings, and other entities within communities. Preference will be given to those studies conducted in Hartford-based community settings.
Letter of Intent Form


FY19 InCHIP-CHCACT Health Research Seed Grant

Funding Opportunity Announcement
Letters of intent due by February 15th, 2019 – Form coming soon
Description: UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is offering a pilot grant program that promotes community-engaged health research in one or more Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) with reciprocal benefit to the FQHC(s), their patients, and the participating UConn faculty. This represents a unique opportunity for an FQHC(s) and UConn faculty to partner to develop sustainable, collaborative, streamlined, and mutually beneficial efforts to identify and address critical clinical and health systems issues.


InCHIP Rolling Seed Grants to Develop Interdisciplinary Research Teams

Deadline: Accepted:Applications accepted on a rolling basis (mechanism will close when available funds have been distributed).
Funding Opportunity Announcement
Description:These grants provide funds to support the development of interdisciplinary research teams with high potential for securing external funding through activities such as (but not limited to) a one-day workshop or series of structured meetings to develop a research agenda and identify team leaders, conduct small pilot studies, or publish a high-impact literature review to establish a team’s expertise in a new area. Any activity that has the potential to prepare multidisciplinary teams to submit external grant applications that are consistent with the mission of InCHIP will be considered. Successful teams should be cross-department (at least 2 departments) and ideally cross-college (at least 2 colleges) or cross-campus (team members from UConn and UConn Health) and be comprised of researchers with a range of seniority and experience.
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More opportunities will be announced at a later date. Please check back again for more information.

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.

InCHIP Excellence Awards

InCHIP Excellence Awards Banner
We are very happy to announce that starting this Spring InCHIP will be hosting three excellence awards for InCHIP Affiliates.

InCHIP Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award

Description: The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is proud to announce a new annual award, the InCHIP Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award. This award will recognize a pre-tenured InCHIP-affiliated faculty member who has made significant scientific contributions in their area of research in a health-related domain consistent with the mission of InCHIP. Research excellence is defined here as: work that reflects a high degree of scientific contribution in terms of its substance, quality, originality, and impact. The recipient will receive $500 in research funds. The awardee will be announced in April 2019 and honored at InCHIP’s Annual Meeting in Fall 2019.

Nomination information can be found here. Nominations are due by 11:59pm on April 1, 2019.


InCHIP Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award

Description: The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is proud to announce a new annual award, the InCHIP Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award. This award will recognize an InCHIP-affiliated faculty member who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring pre-tenure and mid-career faculty in health-related research activities consistent with the mission of InCHIP (e.g., mentoring in grant proposal development or study design). The recipient will receive $500 in research funds. The awardee will be announced in April 2019 and honored at InCHIP’s Annual Meeting in Fall 2019.

Nomination information can be found here. Nominations are due by 11:59pm on April 1, 2019.


InCHIP Community-Engaged Health Research Excellence Award

Description: The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is proud to announce a new annual award, the InCHIP Community-Engaged Health Research Excellence Award. This award will recognize an InCHIP-affiliated faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in health-related research conducted in collaboration with one or more community organizations and consistent with the mission of InCHIP. Excellence in community-engaged health research is defined here as work that reflects a high degree of commitment to collaboration with a community partner(s) with the goal of enhancing the respective community’s health and well-being through substantive, original, and impactful scientific contributions. The recipient will receive $500 in research funds. The awardee will be announced in April 2019 and honored at InCHIP’s Annual Meeting in Fall 2019.

Nomination information can be found here. Nominations are due by 11:59pm on April 1, 2019.