InCHIP Services for UConn Faculty Affiliates

Welcome to the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP)!

InCHIP is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Connecticut that focuses on the creation, formation, and dissemination of health behavior, health behavior change, and health intervention and prevention at multiple levels of analysis (e.g. individual, environmental, institutional, and societal).

Below is a quick overview of the resources, groups, and services you can access as an Affiliated InCHIP UConn Faculty Member. 

Affiliate Application

Groups and Centers at InCHIP


InCHIP is evolving into an increasingly service centered institute. We offer a number of services that all center around the development of collaborative research teams and the support of successful researchers at every stage of their career.

Take a look at the services we offer below:

Cores Services

The Intervention Core  provides expertise and support to researchers across UConn, helping them design, implement, evaluate and disseminate innovative behavioral interventions. Successful interventions are a key step needed to translate health behavior research into actual improvements in people’s health. The Core will give researchers at UConn the ability to leverage InCHIP’s extensive experience in health behavior interventions, and help them develop rigorous, evidence-based interventions that can have a significant impact on the health of people around the world.

The Biostatistics and Methodology Core provides members of the UConn community with the expertise and experience necessary to conduct innovative and statistically rigorous research, and to enable them to compete very successfully for research grants in the health sciences. Members of the UConn community will be able to use the Core to connect with a range of statistics experts, and to establish long-term collaborations for innovative research into health and health behavior.

The Training and Development Core offers support to UConn researchers developing their research agendas and funding portfolios. The Core will offer supportive services and training that engage with researchers at every stage in research process and at every stage in their career via the following means:

  • One-on-One meetings with InCHIP Directors and staff to develop research projects, find collaborators, and identify funding opportunities.
  • Hosting training events and programs, including a mentoring program, training workshops, and collaboration events.
  • Providing Grant Incubator Services, which will provide topic-specific research idea and grant development support from senior faculty with significant experience in the grant writing process.

The Community Engaged Health Research Core will assist UConn researchers with making linkages to community researchers and Community Based Organizations, provide guidance on how to effectively and cooperatively conduct community-engaged research, assist with community-engaged strategic and project planning, and provide resources about Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).

Boundary Spanner Services Include:

  • Targeted research collaborator searches and team development
  • Targeted funding opportunity searchers
  • Promotional and dissemination support

To access Boundary Spanner services, contact:

Grant Management Services

Submitting a Grant through InCHIP

InCHIP is committed to helping its affiliates navigate the steps involved in submitting an extramural grant application. InCHIP’s Grants Management Team is available to assist InCHIP affiliates in processing the proposal in the pre- and post-award period.

The primary services of the InCHIP Grants Management Team are to provide input, advice, and review of the following parts of the grant proposal:

  • Biographical Sketch
  • Budget
  • Budget justification
  • Face page
  • Resources pages
  • Checklist pages
  • Internal proposal routing form
  • Financial cost disclosure forms
  • Subcontract forms and letters of intent

To get started, review the guidelines below and contact with any questions.

InCHIP Grant Guides

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Submit Request for InCHIP Pre-Award Grant Services

Helpful Links

InCHIP Seed Grants

Each year InCHIP offers a series of Seed Grant Competitions for InCHIP Affiliates. This year that list includes

FY17 InCHIP seed grants includes the following competitions:

InCHIP Internal Seed Grants FY17

InCHIP FY17 Seed Grants for Junior Faculty/Researcher Affiliates:

Letter of intent due: Monday, 1/23/17 at 11:59 PM EST.
Full proposal due: Monday, 3/20/17 at 11:59 PM EST
InCHIP offers seed grants to UConn junior faculty who are InCHIP Faculty/Researcher Affiliates, to provide funds to support new research initiatives and pilot work that will lead to external grant applications submitted through InCHIP in the areas of health behavior or health policy.

FY17 Graduate Student Affiliate Seed Grant

Letter of Intent due Friday, 12/16/16 at 11:59 PM EST
Full proposal due: Friday, 2/17/17 at 11:59 PM EST
These grants provided funds to InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliates to support new research initiatives and pilot work in the areas of health behavior and health behavior change.

InCHIP Rolling Internal Seed Grants FY17

FY17 InCHIP Rolling Seed Grants to Develop New Interdisciplinary Teams

These grants provided funds to InCHIP Faculty and Researcher Affiliates to support the development of new interdisciplinary research teams with high potential for securing external funding.

Co-Sponsored Seed Grants FY17

FY17 InCHIP-IBACS Seed Grants for Collaborative Research in Brain and Cognitive Science and Health

Letter of intent due Monday 12/16/16 at 11:59 PM EST
Full proposal due: Monday, 2/13/17 at 11:59 PM EST
InCHIP and IBACS (Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences) invite proposals for new research initiatives at the intersection of brain and cognitive science and health that involve collaborations requiring expertise across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Offer of two awards for up to $15,000 each.

FY17 InCHIP-Office of Public Engagement Seed Grants for Community-Engaged Health Research

Letter of intent due Friday, 12/16/16 at 11:59 PM EST
Full proposal due: Friday, 2/17/17 at 11:59 PM EST
The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and the Office of Public Engagement (OPE) at the University of Connecticut are collaborating on a pilot grant program that promotes community-engaged health research with reciprocal benefit to the community and the participating UConn faculty

FY17 InCHIP – Committee on Interprofessional Excellence in Healthcare Seed Grants

Letter of intent due Friday, 12/16/16 at 11:59 PM EST
Full proposal due: Friday, 2/17/17 at 11:59 PM EST
InCHIP and CIPEH invite proposals that stimulate new research on the effectiveness of interprofessional health sciences education, patient care, and outreach initiatives.

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