October 2, 2017

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 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 late October. Proposals will be accepted beginning 11/1/2017.

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, interdisciplinary awards capped at $50,000
  • Fine Arts, Humanities, Business, Law, and Engagement
    • Single-PI awards capped at $10,000
    • Multi-PI, interdisciplinary 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 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 12/15/2017.

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

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