October 23, 2015


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a new seed funding program at UConn Health that will provide significant support to advance innovative interdisciplinary research projects. As with our other recent collaborations, the Office of the Vice President for Research, School of Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine are confident that this initiative will continue to stimulate faculty research success through the investment of resources to enhance research productivity and competitiveness.

The Research Excellence Program – UConn Health (REP-UCH) will provide seed funding to promote, support, and catalyze innovative research with strong potential for significant extramural funding from federal, corporate, industry, and foundation sponsors.

The REP-UCH will consist of $500,000 to be allocated between two funding tiers:

  1. Convergence Grants provide funding ranging from $50,000 – $100,000 to facilitate interdisciplinary research initiatives.
  2. Stimulus Grants provide up to $25,000 in seed funding to facilitate the initiation, completion, or advancement of research projects.

Thank you for your continued contributions to UConn Health’s success as a leading research institution. We look forward to supporting you in your future research activities.




Dr. Jeff Seemann
Vice President for Research
UConn/UConn Health
Dr. Bruce Liang, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Dean, School of Medicine
UConn Health
Dr. Monty MacNeil, D.D.S., M.Dent.Sc.
Dean, School of Dental Medicine
UConn Health

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