Mid Career Development Fund

Quick Facts:

  • This opportunity provides funding for faculty at the midcareer (those who have achieved at least the status of Associate Professor, regardless of tenure status)to access training in a new area or topic relevant to the research agenda of the applicant. 
  • Provides awards up to $5,000. InCHIP anticipates funding up to 4 awards during FY23.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until May 19th, 2023.


As many faculty reach the stability of their midcareer- they begin considering how they might grow their skill sets, shift their focus, or learning new methods or approaches to research. This opportunity provides funds for UConn faculty at the associate professor rank or beyond and are interested in accessing training relevant to their careers as academics.

InCHIP will provide up to $ 5,000 for UConn faculty whose work is aligned with InCHIP’s mission to access training in a new area or topic relevant to the research agenda of the applicant. Funding will be prioritized for proposals that clearly connect their training activities to planned external funding proposals.

Potential Training Areas:

Training in a new/different research method
Training in a new intervention approach 
Training, coursework, mentorship in new topic, health domain, or population
Training which emphasizes diversity, equity, inclusion, or justice
Training in dissemination or science communication
Training in grant writing
Training in translation of research into policy
Training in community-engaged research
Training in leadership, entrepreneurialism, or marketing 
Training in data visualization

Jump to Application

Proposal instructions:

In addition to basic information on the applicant and their career status- applicants must submit a one-page proposal that describes the following:

  • A brief overview of the targeted training program (please include a url to the program’s website) along with a timeframe for when you plan to participate in the training.
  • A description of your specific research-based training or career goals that articulates how this program matches those goals. Proposals should connect the training goals to proposed extramural funding or planned research projects.

Proposal should be one single-spaced page with size 11 - 12 font with 1’ margins. File should be uploaded as a pdf.


InCHIP will provide funds for up $5,000. Provide a brief description of the costs associated with this program along with any other costs you may incur (such as out of state travel expenses). For costs over $2K, faculty are encouraged to pursue matching funds from their departments, research funds, and colleges.

Have Questions?

Reach out to:

Grace Morris
Director of Research Training & Development
Email: grace.morris@uconn.edu

Greidy Miralles
Research Development Assistant
Email: greidy.miralles@uconn.edu


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