Apply for a Wellbeing Project Grant

One of our goals is to demonstrate a shared responsibility for student health and wellness. We know that wellbeing is a driver of student success, and that when students feel better, they perform better. To get campus partners involved in this mission, we award grants (up to $2,000) to faculty, staff, and students who’d like to lead creative initiatives that promote student wellbeing!

Please note: Wellbeing Grants are accepted on a rolling basis pending availability of funds.

Grant Criteria

Grant proposals must:

  • Directly serve a population of current BU students
  • Engage students in a wellbeing program, event, or initiative that is:
    • Relatable and meets students where they are
    • Accepting and supportive
    • Creates or fosters community
    • Practical, educational and action-oriented (i.e., there is an educational activity involved)
    • Communicates a message or “takeaway” about implementing wellbeing practices into their life
  • Embrace BU’s priorities to enhance diversity, inclusion, and sustainability

Grants cannot be used for:

  • Student employment
  • Stipends
  • Memberships, certifications or licensures
  • Capital improvement projects to renovate physical campus spaces or purchase furniture
  • Trainings for faculty and staff
  • Programs with animals (e.g. petting zoos; comfort animals)
  • Solely providing catering at a function or purchasing promotional items (swag)

Please note that the grant awardee is responsible for:

  1. Securing and managing any permissions, room reservations, media requests, or food orders.
  2. Tracking attendance at the program, event or initiative funded by the grant.
  3. Including a budget outlining projected expenses. Please note, this grant is not recurring or renewable on an annual basis.
  4. Providing the Program Feedback Report after you’ve hosted your event or program.

Once You’ve Received a Grant

Once a partnership is established, partners will have access to the Wellbeing Partner Toolkit which includes a set of resources, templates, logos and tips aimed to help Student Wellbeing and its partners amplify our events and programs on campus.

Wellbeing Grant Application for Students
Wellbeing Grant Application for Employees

Check out past Wellbeing Grant recipients and partnerships


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