Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Seed Grants and Awards


CHIP has several annual competitions for seed grants. The purpose of these competitions is to provide pilot and seed grant resources to investigators to stimulate new research in health behavior change at UConn of the type and quality likely to lead to additional external funding.

An important component of the CHIP research funding competitions is mentoring. All proposals submitted receive mentoring reviews from the review panel that supply guidance in how to improve the proposal for subsequent external review (whether the project is funded by CHIP, or not).

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CHIP Dual-PI Collaborative Seed Grants FY15

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✦ CHIP-CT Children’s Dual-PI Seed Grants for Collaborative Research in Child Health Behavior FY15

CHIP and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CT Children’s) invite proposals for new research initiatives at the intersection of children’s health and behavior change. Projects must be undertaken jointly by two investigators: one appointed at the UConn Storrs or regional campuses and is (or becomes) affiliated with CHIP, and one appointed at CT Children’s. Examples of eligible topics of study include, but are not limited to:

  • Piloting a novel adolescent mental health screening instrument for use in primary care or in community settings;
  • Evaluation of an established community-based childhood obesity prevention program;
  • Developing and piloting a novel school-based anti-bullying intervention;
  • Developing and piloting a mobile phone-based post-discharge pain management reminder system for parents of ill and injured children;
  • Piloting a behavior-based pain management protocol;
  • Developing and piloting an injury prevention program for infants and toddlers.

Details: Download the CHIP-CT Children’s Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF).

Letters of intent (required): Due December 5, 2014 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Go to the CHIP-CT Children’s Seed Grant LOI form.

Full proposals: Due February 6, 2015 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals. The Full Proposal Form will be available here for preview by November 2014.

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✦ CHIP-Psychiatry Dual-PI Seed Grants for Collaborative Research in Mental Health and Health Behavior FY15

CHIP and the Department of Psychiatry at UConn Health invite proposals for new research initiatives at the intersection of mental health and health behavior, undertaken jointly by two investigators: one appointed at the Storrs or regional campuses and is (or becomes) affiliated with CHIP, and one appointed in the Psychiatry department at UConn Health. Examples of eligible topics of study include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment of mental disorders as mediators or moderators of health behavior change (e.g., the effects of depression on health behavior outcomes in cancer, HIV, etc);
  • Health behavior interventions for mental illnesses and substance use disorders (e.g., behavioral interventions for alcohol/substance use, caregiver interventions for dementia, mindfulness meditation for depression).

Details: Download the CHIP-Psychiatry Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF).

Letters of intent (required): Due December 5, 2014 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Go to the CHIP-Psychiatry Seed Grant LOI Form.

Full proposals: Due February 6, 2015 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals. The Full Proposal Form will be available here for preview by November 2014.

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Contact for CHIP Dual-PI Collaborative Seed Grants FY15

For questions not addressed in the FOA or on this webpage, please contact CHIP’s Director, Jeffrey Fisher, at jeffrey.fisher@chip.uconn.edu.


CHIP Seed Grants FY15

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✦ CHIP Grant Development Summer Stipends for Junior Faculty FY15

CHIP offers summer stipends to UConn junior faculty who are CHIP Faculty/Researcher Affiliates, to assist them with writing successful grant applications in health behavior.

Details: Download the CHIP Grant Development Summer Stipend for Junior Faculty Seed Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF)

Letters of intent (required): Due December 5, 2014 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Go to the CHIP Seed Grant LOI Form.

Full proposals: Due February 6, 2015 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals. The Full Proposal Form will be available here for preview by November 2014.

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✦ CHIP Seed Grants for Faculty/Researcher Affiliates FY15

These grants provide funds to CHIP Faculty/Researcher Affiliates to support new research initiatives and pilot work that will lead to new large R01-type external grant applications submitted through CHIP in the areas of health behavior and health behavior change.

Details: Download the CHIP Faculty/ Researcher Affiliate Seed Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF)

Letters of intent (required): Due December 5, 2014 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Go to the CHIP Seed Grant LOI Form.

Full proposals: Due February 6, 2015 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals. The Full Proposal Form will be available here for preview by November 2014.

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✦ CHIP Seed Grants for Graduate Student Affiliates FY15

These grants provide funds to CHIP Graduate Student Affiliates to support new research initiatives and pilot work in the areas of health behavior and health behavior change.

Details: Download the CHIP Graduate Student Affiliate Seed Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF)

Letters of intent (required): Due December 5, 2014 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Go to the CHIP Seed Grant LOI Form.

Full proposals: Due February 6, 2015 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Only applicants who have received approval of their LOIs will be eligible to submit full proposals. The Full Proposal Form will be available here for preview by November 2014.

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Contact for CHIP Seed Grants FY15

For questions not addressed in the FOA or on this webpage, please contact seedgrants@chip.uconn.edu.


CHIP Pre-Submission Grant Reviews

CHIP offers pre-submission grant reviews on a rolling basis for individuals planning to submit external grants through CHIP. This provides investigators with the opportunity for an internal review by one or more experienced CHIP investigators or others outside CHIP, with extensive experience in successful grant writing. In addition to content, reviews of statistics, or methodology, can be performed through this mechanism.