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Research Excellence Program – UConn Health

lightbulb_seedOctober 21, 2016

In partnership with the School of Medicine (SOM) and School of Dental Medicine (SODM), The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Research Excellence Program (REP) for the Storrs / Regional Campuses and for UConn Health.

The primary goal of the Research Excellence Program is to provide seed funding to fuel innovative research, scholarship, and creative endeavors with strong potential for:

  • Significant extramural funding from federal sponsors, corporations, industry partners, and foundations
  • Achievements consistent with the highest standards of accomplishment in the discipline.

Please note: Updated instructions for REP submission will be released in October. LOIs will no longer be required.

UConn Health Research Excellence Program (UCH-REP)

  • The UCH-REP is provided through a partnership between the OVPR and the Schools of Medicine (SOM) and Dental Medicine (SODM). Three categories of competitive awards are available.
    • Stimulus provides up to $25,000 in seed / project completion funding. Four to eight Stimulus awards are expected.
      • Single-PI projects permitted
    • Convergence, Level 1 provides 3-4 awards between $50,000 and $75,000 for interdisciplinary projects.
      • Must include collaborations across at least two different disciplinary areas
    • Convergence, Level 2 provides two awards between $76,000 and $100,000 for interdisciplinary projects.
      • Must include collaborations across at least three different disciplinary areas

REP Submission Deadline – All categories: Full proposals must be received by 1/13/2017.

Note: Projects with cross-campus Co-PIs must choose to be part of either the Storrs or UCH competitions, not both.  UCH faculty must have an active UConn NetID to submit proposals.

For further information, contact: research@uconn.edu or call 860-486-6378.