Dear Colleagues,

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 and state sponsors, corporations, industry partners, and foundations and/or achievements consistent with the highest standards of accomplishment in the discipline.

Below is information about this year’s REP competition for Storrs/Regional Campuses and UConn Health. Please share with faculty who might be interested in submitting a proposal to the REP competition.

If you have any questions about the Research Excellence Program, please contact:

Matt Mroz, Ph.D.
Internal Funding Coordinator
matthew.mroz@uconn.edu or research@uconn.edu
(860) 486-6378

Thank you for your continued contributions to UConn’s success as a leader in innovative research, scholarship, and creative activities.  We look forward to continuing to support you in your future endeavors.

 

Sincerely,

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Dr. Jeff Seemann
Vice President for Research
UConn/UConn Health

 

Storrs/Regional Campus Research Excellence Program (Storrs REP)

  • Two broad categories of competitive awards are available. Proposals should be submitted to the category that best represents the project’s goals, methods of study, and expected outcomes rather than the PI’s home discipline.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Social Sciences
    • Single-PI awards capped at $25,000
    • Multi-PI awards capped at $50,000
  • Fine Arts, Humanities, Business, Law, and Engagement
    • Single-PI awards capped at $10,000
    • Multi-PI awards capped at $25,000

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 three-four 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.

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