Seed Grant Opportunities

FY20 Seed Grant Opportunities

FY20 InCHIP Seed Grants for Faculty Affiliates

Deadline: April 1, 2020
Full proposal applications due April 1, 2020
Purpose: UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) offers seed grants for faculty 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 a future external grant application in the area of human health, consistent with InCHIP’s mission. The external grant must be submitted through InCHIP or UConn Health within one year of completing the pilot project.

InCHIP-Faculty Seed Grant


FY20 InCHIP Community-Engaged Health Research Seed Grant

Deadline: April 1, 2020
Full proposal applications due April 1, 2020
Purpose: UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is offering seed grant funding for faculty at UConn Storrs, UConn Health, and the regional campuses who are InCHIP Affiliates. This seed grant is designed to fund pilot work that will directly support a future external grant application in the area of community-engaged health research. Funded projects must be consistent with InCHIP’s mission and address a community-identified health need. 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.

InCHIP-Community-Engaged Health Research Seed Grant


FY20 InCHIP-CHCACT Health Research Seed Grant

Deadline: April 1, 2020
Full proposal applications due April 1, 2020
Purpose: UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is offering seed grant funding for faculty at UConn Storrs, UConn Health, and the regional campuses who are InCHIP Affiliates. This seed grant is designed to fund pilot work that will directly support a future external grant application in the area of community-engaged health research in Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). This represents a unique opportunity for FQHCs and UConn faculty to partner on research that addresses critical clinical and health systems issues. Funded projects must be consistent with InCHIP’s mission and address a a health need prioritized by one or more FQHCs. Eligible studies include research in health behavior or health policy conducted in an FQHC, using a participatory research framework and actively involving FQHC staff in the conceptualization, design, implementation, and/or evaluation. In order to participate in the study, the FQHC must be a member of the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT).

InCHIP-CHCACT Health Research Seed Grant


FY20 InCHIP Gun Violence Prevention Seed Grant

Deadline: April 1, 2020
Full proposal applications due April 1, 2020
Purpose: 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 related to gun violence prevention research. This seed grant will fund work that enhances our understanding of gun violence and its effects on individuals, communities, and society, and/or includes research that evaluates strategies’ effects in changing the level of gun violence in the United States. All research methods will be considered. Possible topics include but are not limited to understanding community and social movement organizing, community-level factors in explaining firearm violence, responses to gun violence, policies and prevention strategies, or integration of several of these areas. The external grant should be submitted through InCHIP or UConn Health within one year of completing the pilot project.

InCHIP-Gun Violence Prevention Seed Grant


InCHIP Rolling Seed Grants to Develop Interdisciplinary Research Teams

Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Funding Opportunity Announcement
Purpose: 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.

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For questions about InCHIP’s rolling seed grants, contact Amy Gorin.