If you’re interested in joining Harvard’s continued effort to create a culture that embraces the importance of mental health and wellbeing, apply to the Wellbeing Project Fund. Students, faculty or staff can apply for a grant of up to $2,000 to lead initiatives that support the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion’sWellbeing Framework to promote emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, relational, spiritual, and vocational wellbeing.
The Wellbeing Project Fund grant is a one-time, nonrenewable grant awarded to selected projects that embrace one or more principles of the Wellbeing Framework.
Up to $2,000 per request is available. Projects must take place and funds must be used by May 31, 2024.
Applicant must be a current student, faculty, or staff member.
Student-led projects require sponsorship by their dean of students or a faculty or staff member.
Applicant must demonstrate:
Potential benefits to promoting wellbeing and mental health among the student community.
Awareness and leveraging of existing student wellbeing programs and resources, rather than duplication of current efforts.
Funding cannot be used:
Retroactively, nor for equipment purchase.
For student employment, stipends, memberships, or travel.
Priority will be given to initiatives that emphasize community building.
Each proposal will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the University’s Wellbeing Steering Committee. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, however please submit applications no later than 3-4 weeks before your event start, as application reviews will take up to 2 weeks.
Awardees are strongly encouraged to promote their events/activities by utilizing the “We’re All Human” toolkit, which will be made available to them.
Awardees will be asked to complete a brief report about project outcomes within 10 days of completion of the initiative.