Seed Grants and Awards
CHIP has several annual competitions for research investment capital funds. 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). The competition process also includes a new “reviewer mentoring” component that involves senior reviewers coaching junior faculty on the review process.
Final applications for these annual awards are due in early February of each year.
2012-2013 Academic Year Funding Competition Announcements
- CHIP Grants Cover Letter
- Seed Grant Funding Opportunities for Pilot Projects for Graduate Students
- Pre-Submission Grant Review (for individuals planning to submit external grants through CHIP)
- Seed Grant Development Opportunities for CHIP Principal Investigators (Individuals who have external grants through CHIP or submitted through CHIP)
- Conference Development Grant
- Seed Grant Development Opportunities for New Investigators
- Annual CHIP Junior Faculty Grant Development Summer Stipend Competition
CHIP Seed Grants for New Investigators
CHIP Seed Grants provide funds to new investigators developing external grant proposals in health behavior change or health communication strategies and marketing practices. Priority will be given to principal investigators who have one or fewer CHIP internal grants underway at the time. Funds from previous CHIP internal grants should be expended and/or closed out. (These grants are limited to $7,500). Please see CHIP Seed Grants 2013 for more information.
Principal Investigator Grants
Principal Investigators Grants provide funds to seasoned CHIP investigators for pilot work associated with new, large R01 level grant submissions. (These grants are limited to $15,000). Please see CHIP Principal Investigator Grants 2013 for more information.
Pilot Projects for UConn Graduate Students
CHIP Pilot Project funds give UConn graduate students the opportunity to fund pilot work or thesis work that is likely to lead to external grant applications. Funds from any previous CHIP internal grants should be expended and/or closed out. (These grants are limited to $1,500). Your advisor must be a CHIP affiliate. Please see CHIP Pilot Project Grants 2013 for more information.
CHIP Grants for Conference Development
The CHIP Grants for Conference Development competition provide funds to convene forums of national or international experts to share insights in new, or under-explored areas of research in one discipline, or to share expertise or approaches across disciplines. Themes for conferences should be consistent with the mission of CHIP. (These grants are limited to $2,500). Please see CHIP Conference Development Grants 2013 for more information.
CHIP Pre-Submission Grant Review
CHIP offers pre-submission grant review for large external grants. 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. Please see CHIP Pre-Submission Grant Review 2013 for more information.
CHIP Grant Development Stipend Competition
CHIP offers summer stipends to junior faculty who are CHIP affiliates to assist them with writing successful grant applications in health behavior change. (This is a stipend of $5,000 paid to successful applicants when the grant application is submitted to an external funding agency.) Please see CHIP Grant Development Stipend 2013 for more information.
Please also see CHIP Grants Cover Letter 2013 for more information.
Christine N. Witzel Award
The Christine N. Witzel Award is a research award offered through CHIP to support an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who wishes to do research in women’s health. Eligibility is based on academic promise; a recommendation by a faculty member affiliated with CHIP; and the submission of a three-to-five page pre-proposal, including a budget, describing an innovative research project in women’s health issues. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, specific health issues for women and gender differences in the experience of health issues. Priority consideration will be given to students whose proposal show particular promise for future funding from a federal agency or private foundation. The annual amount will be about $1,000.