Entrepreneurial Research Grants

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI) is seeking ways to expand the number and quality of research presentations related to entrepreneurship and innovation at the UConn School of Business, as well as supporting faculty and students as they attend conferences associated with entrepreneurship.

To accomplish this objective, CCEI offers three types of grants to support this:

1.) The CCEI Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Seminar Series will continue in the 2020-2021 academic year. This is designed to have multi-disciplinary appeal, so we welcome all disciplines to suggest speakers that can present research on entrepreneurship and/or innovation. A $1,000 honorarium will be granted to departments and centers seeking to host a speaker. The honorarium will be given per speaker and is designed to cover travel, hotel, and other expenses related to the visit.

2.) The Entrepreneurial Research Grant - Travel Awards. Funding will be provided to Faculty or Ph.D. Students seeking to attend a conference or workshop, collect data, or work with colleagues on a project related to entrepreneurship or innovation. Travel award amounts range and will be based on available funding, the costs associated with the trip and the nature of conference or workshop.

3.) Sponsorship to attend the Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators, which trains faculty interested in teaching entrepreneurship. CCEI will sponsor two faculty from around the university to attend this symposium (the sponsorship includes the Price-Babson registration fee of $3,150 per person, which covers program materials, meals, accommodations, and evening receptions). This symposium takes place twice per year, during winter and summer breaks.

We accept applications on a rolling basis; however, we encourage you to apply at least one month prior to the date of the conference or guest speaker. For more information on Entrepreneurial Research Grants, please email jennifer@uconn.edu.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Seminar Series

2018-2019 Speakers

Dr. Andy Wu, Assistant Professor

Harvard Business School


Dr. Douglas Hannah, Assistant Professor

University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business


Dr. Rose Kim, Assistant Professor

University of Kentucky, Gatton College of Business and Economics


Dr. Raja Roy, Assistant Professor

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Martin Tuchman School of Management


Dr. Sharon Belenzon, Associate Professor

Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business


Dr. Janet Bercovitz, Professor

University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business


Dr. Rahul Kapoor, Associate Professor

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business


Dr. PK Toh, Associate Professor

University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business