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Bringing Theory to Practice Awards More Than 50 Grants for Campuses to Participate in Research and Seminars on Well-Being in Higher Education, Marking a Celebration of $10M Total in Support Extended Since 2005

Funding with Institutional Matching for the 2015-2017 Period Totals More Than $250,000 

Utilizing assessment tools like the Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory and Dr. Corey Keyes' Mental Health Continuum, preliminary research from Iowa State University's School of Education and BTtoP's National Evaluator Ashley Finley indicates a positive link between college student community engagement and mental health.

Often, the challenge with assessment is figuring just what it is you want to assess. This is particularly true on college campuses when any one project involves a number of different components that contribute to its overall success. This webinar will focus on one helpful tool – logic models – that can be used for organizing and mapping projects in order to maximize assessment efforts. Dr.

BTtoP announces two levels of funding available for the 2016 and 2017 academic years. View the full Request for Proposals here: Funding Opportunities.

Since 2003, over 460 grants at varying levels have been awarded to diverse colleges and universities. For the July 2015-June 2017 funding cycle, proposals are requested in the following categories:

Active Minds, Inc., a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving students’ mental health, recently announced a new award to recognize and celebrate colleges and universities that are leading the way in their efforts.  Alison Malmon, founder and executive director of Active Minds, was a member of the original Bringing Theory to Practice Advisory Board and founded Active Minds in 2003 to promote conversations and reduce stigma about mental health on college campuses.  She encourages BTtoP-supported schools to apply as they are “especially strong contenders” for the award, given

Wednesday, January 21

Centennial Symposium, 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Flourishing and Well-being: Essential Dimensions of Higher Education’s Core Purposes, Values, and Promise

Ashley Finley, Bringing Theory to Practice national evaluator, presented the keynote presentation for Webster University’s “Global Citizenship Collaboratory” event (May 19-20) entitled, “Examining the Effects of Engagement: High-Impact Practices and Flourishing” and led two workshops with faculty and staff. See our Research Page for her presentation and other helpful resources. 

Bringing Theory to Practice is not offering grants at this time. 

We invite you to read about our current initiatives and to check this page for future announcements regarding funding.

Thank you.

President Emeritus of Elizabethtown College Theodore (Ted) Long presented on well-being in higher education at a Kutztown University administrative retreat April 30, 2014. His presentation, "Reconnecting the Missing Link: Well-Being in Higher Education" preceded discussion focused on the meaning of well-being for Kutztown, and first action steps to address well-being within the Kutztown University context. 

On June 3, 2013 at President Obama's National Conference on Mental Health at the White House, Demonstration Site grantee Georgetown University presented on its Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning, which "focuses on bringing health and wellness issues – including mental health – into the classroom."

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