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Be Well Mini-Grants

This program was created because the Office of Health Promotion recognizes that students have creative, innovative ideas about how to improve well-being in the Emory Community. Our office is offering mini-grants to make those ideas become reality by and for Emory students.


You can apply for a mini-grant to fund your idea for a project or program through The Hub. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the average mini-grant award was $350. If selected, you will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating your project or program, though OHP staff are glad to guide you throughout the process. Projects/programs can cater to the entire Emory community or sub-groups of students (e.g., undergraduate students, first-generation college students, etc.). All Emory undergraduate, graduate and professional students are welcome to apply.


Please consider these questions as you create your application: What is your idea and how it would impact the Emory community? What is your budget and are you receiving supplemental income from other sources? What is the timeline? How do you plan to evaluate the success of your project/program? 


Applications were due Sunday, February 7 at 11:59 p.m. Awardees were notified by February 12, 2021. Please access the application on The Hub.


Proposal ideas may center on projects or programs which: 

  • Increase positive and protective sexual health behaviors

  • Decrease stress and other negative influences on mental well-being

  • Promote healthy sleep practices

  • Build resilience or ability to deal with challenges

  • Promote well-being around diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Shift campus culture around alcohol and substance use

  • Or otherwise improve health and well-being on Emory’s campus


For any and all questions, please email Kiana Davis, Health Promotion Programming Graduate Assistant at


Frequently Asked Questions 

How does this work?

If you have an idea for a project or program that improves the well-being of Emory students, but you need money to make that idea a reality, you can apply for a mini-grant. You will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating the program, but OHP is here to consult and strategize with you if needed. You submit your idea, budget, and timeline in the application. You will be notified February 12, 2021 whether your idea will be funded. OHP will buy the materials you need for your project or event. You will implement the progrm/project and conduct the evaluation. All projects/programs must be carried out in the Spring 2021 semester.

Is there a specific set of guidelines about how the mini-grant money can/must be spent? 

There are no specific guidelines at this time. We do prefer ideas that reach many students and that have tangible impact on the Emory community. However, OHP is glad to meet with you (in person or over the phone) to talk about your idea. Contact to set up a meeting.

Examples of past Be Well Mini-Grant Winners’ ideas:

  • Wellness books for the MacMillan Law Library
  • Bike lights for Emory students who commute to campus
  • Virtual wellness series for women at Emory


What if I want a mini-grant for a program that occurs before February 12, 2021?

If possible, we will try to accommodate your request, and review your application early. However, this is not guaranteed. Please contact with details about how you would like to use the grant, and when you need a decision by.

How are funds disbursed? 

We will buy the supplies for your project or program. This example budget has a column for links. If you need something that can't be purchased online just us know. Due to the unique nature of remote learning, delivery of items or resources will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Can programming be done in collaboration with an office on campus? 

Yes! You can collaborate with another office, student organization, or even a group of friends. There’s a place in the application for you to tell us who all is involved.

Can the programming be aimed at specific student populations (e.g. undergraduate students, first-generation college students)?

Yes, your project/program can be aimed at a specific population.