CHIP is charged by the University with helping to develop and further the research enterprise in the areas of health behavior, health behavior change, health intervention, and prevention at UConn, and with contributing broadly to these fields of inquiry. CHIP accomplishes these ends, in part, by supporting CHIP affiliate researchers in their work in these domains.
Why become a CHIP Affiliate?
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CHIP provides many types of support to its affiliates. These vary for faculty/advanced degree research affiliates and graduate student affiliates, and also among faculty/advanced degree research affiliates, depending upon whether they are CHIP Principal Investigators.
The types of support you may be able to access as a CHIP affiliate include, but are not limited to:
– Ability to apply for: CHIP seed grants, summer faculty stipends for grant development, and grants for conference development.
– Support services including: notices of grant opportunities in your area(s) of interest, including custom searches; help finding co-investigators or consultants with specific skillsets for your grant application; access to pre-submission statistical and methodological consultation by our statistical/methodological consultant, who will also write the data analysis and power analysis sections of your grant (if requested); assistance with literature searches associated with writing grants; pre-submission external grant reviews by experts in the field; access to samples of funded grants written by other CHIP PIs, which serve as models of successful responses to different types of grant mechanisms.
– Inclusion on: listservs announcing CHIP Lecture Series presentations on health behavior – which can be attended either in person or via live streaming, and which are given by world experts in their fields; listservs announcing grant opportunities and job opportunities.
– Ability to: join one of CHIP’s five interest groups (obesity prevention, cancer prevention, HIV prevention, ehealth/mhealth, health marketing); access CHIP’s Microsoft Lync services (web conferencing platform); post supplemental material associated with your published articles on CHIP’s website; reserve research space and conference rooms in CHIP’s 14,000 square foot facility in the Ryan Building at UConn-Storrs; use CHIP research equipment; access exceptional IT support for research projects involving health behavior, including IT consultation on IT-intensive grants, assistance with IT purchases, assistance with IT project management, repairs of CHIP- or grant-purchased computer hardware; utilize CHIP’s long-term data storage solutions, including storage which is compliant with HIPAA guidelines.
– For Principal Investigators of CHIP grants: access to office space, and space for your grant-funded research team in the CHIP facility (if available); access to exceptional pre-and post-award services, including the production of grant budgets by our pre-award specialist, access to a thorough pre-submission check by our pre-award grants specialist of your grant application for compliance with the funder’s regulations; assistance with pre-award coding and setting up of the awarded budget; assistance with creating PSAs and consortium agreements; assistance with hiring staff for grants, with payroll processing, and with labor relations issues; assistance with purchasing and reimbursements and cash advances; assistance with travel (e.g., purchasing tickets, cash advances, travel reimbursements); and access to exceptional post-award support for your projects.
For a chart of the specific services available to different types of individuals, see the chart available through this link: Guidelines for Use of CHIP Services (PDF).
For general affiliate-related questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.