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Your innovative well-being project ideas are needed now more than ever and funding is available to help make them a reality!

Student Wellness Mini-Grants

Applications for funding due Sunday, April 11 by 5:00pm.

All students (graduate and undergraduate) are invited to apply for mini-grants to support well-being projects. Project goals might include, but are not limited to:

Fostering greater resilience and well-being; decreasing stress and anxiety
Promoting healthy sleep hygiene and/or physical activity habits through group engagement
Advancing student well-being in the context of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Increasing peer to peer support, connection, and community

Your community of focus can be as broad as the general student body or a specific student population.

You may apply for ONE of the following grants:
Up to $300 for a one-quarter project in Winter or Spring quarter
Up to $500 for a well-being event
Up to $600 for a project in Winter and Spring quarters

Submit your creative idea by filling out the online application. Please be prepared to address these questions. Bullet points are fine.

For which grant are you applying? What is the issue or topic? What are the actionable steps and timeline? Who is involved in the project (individual students, student groups, majors, department sponsorship, if applicable)? Who will be your advisor? You will be required to work with a faculty or staff advisor who will provide guidance regarding any sensitive issues. What are the expected outcomes? Refer to literature and/or research that supports the impact of your idea. How will your project be evaluated with regard to outcomes? How will  funding be spent, and will other funding sources be utilized to supplement funding of the project?

No worries if you don’t have all the details worked out yet.  If your innovative idea is accepted, Well-Being at Stanford will help you further develop your proposal.

Funding Typically Approved For:
A guest speaker or instructor (priority is given to Stanford-affiliated speakers/instructors)

Funding Restrictions: Activity prohibited by Stanford, county, and/or state COVID-19 restrictions, Capital purchases, and Travel‐related expenses

Notification: A mini-grant selection team of faculty, staff, and students will review proposals. Maija Cruz, Wellness Mini-Grant Project Coordinator, will get back to you with the selection committee decision or any additional questions.

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