Seed Grant Opportunities

Seed Grant Opportunities

Note: Please click on the tab above entitled “Writing Successful Seed Grants” to view a webinar that may assist you in writing the strongest possible seed grant application.

FY19 InCHIP Faculty Seed Grant

Funding Opportunity Announcement
Letters of intent were due by February 15, 2019
Full proposal applications were due by April 5, 2019 – This funding opportunity is no longer available.
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.


FY19 InCHIP Community-Engaged Health Research Seed Grant

Funding Opportunity Announcement
Letters of intent were due by February 15, 2019
Full proposal applications were due by April 5, 2019 – This funding opportunity is no longer available.
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.


FY19 InCHIP-CHCACT Health Research Seed Grant

Funding Opportunity Announcement
Letters of intent were due by April 26, 2019
Full proposal applications were due by May 31, 2019 – This funding opportunity is no longer available.
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 is co-sponsoring this seed grant with the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT), an organization that has connections to FQHCs across the state. We are finalizing a process to pair UConn researchers and FQHC collaborators. If you have not yet formalized a research collaboration with an FQHC, you are still welcome to submit a letter of intent. In that case, you would work with InCHIP to identify the FQHC partner(s) before submitting the full proposal application.

InCHIP and CHCACT recently held a Virtual Meet ‘n’ Greet to highlight opportunities for collaborative research with UConn faculty and FQHCs. Viewing the video recording of the event on the InCHIP Virtual Meet ‘n’ Greet website may assist you in preparing to apply for this seed grant.


FY19 InCHIP-BIRC Seed Grant

Funding Opportunity Announcement
Letters of intent were due by April 26, 2019
Full proposal applications were due by May 31, 2019 – This funding opportunity is no longer available.
Description: UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and the UConn Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) are co-sponsoring a seed grant funding opportunity for faculty at UConn Storrs, UConn Health, and the regional campuses. This grant is designed to fund an innovative pilot project that will directly support an external grant application in health behavior or health policy with a substantial neuroimaging component. Health is broadly defined and includes physical and mental health and outcomes with critical implications for health. The funded pilot project must involve neuroimaging-related research that includes MRI, TMS, tDCS/tACS, and/or EEG usage at BIRC.

InCHIP and BIRC recently held a Virtual Meet ‘n’ Greet for researchers to learn more about the neuroimaging technology and services available through BIRC. See the InCHIP Virtual Meet ‘n’ Greet website to view the video recording of the event, which may assist you in preparing to apply for this seed grant.


InCHIP Rolling Seed Grants to Develop Interdisciplinary Research Teams

Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis through June 24, 2019. – This funding opportunity is no longer available.
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.


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.