Program Development, Program Start-Up, and Program Initiative, and Research Project Grants

Program Development, Program Start-Up, and Program Initiative, and Research Project Grants Under BTtoP Funding Periods

Under the 2015-2017 RFP, Well-Being Research Grants of up to $10,000, plus institutional matching, were available for campuses to implement and assess a two-year research project that gives focused attention to the well-being of students, and particularly to those students traditionally underserved by higher education. Projects will, through the gathering of evidence, provide justification for the best practices for deepening and sustaining the institution's commitment to whole-person development. Of the new 2015-2017 grant awards, fifteen campuses were chosen as awardees to join the growing community of institutions dedicated to investigating and advancing student well-being and learning outcomes. For a full list of those instutitions awarded BTtoP grants for the 2015-2017 funding period, please click here.

Under the 2012-2014 RFP, Program Development Grants up to $10,000 were available for institutions to enhance or extend a program which is consistent with BTtoP's objectives. Institutional matching support was required. Grants may be renewable. For a full list of those institutions awarded BTtoP grants during the 2012-2014 funding period, please click here.

Under the 2010-2012 RFP, BTtoP awarded grants of up to $10,000 to proposals that emphasize either gains from the relationship between college students' civic development and their psychosocial well-being or the ability to evaluate institutional sustainability of initiatives that address the increasing opportunities for students to have transformative education experiences and for institutions to transform priorities and practices so as to make experiences both expected and provided. For a full list of those institutions awarded BTtoP grants during the 2010-2012 funding period, please click here.

Under the 2004-2010 RFP's, BTtoP awarded grants of up to $10,000 for campus initiatives addressing student substance abuse and depression through engaged forms of learning.

The table below lists all previously awarded BTtoP Category 2 grants from 2004-2015.


Institution Project Title Funding Periodsort descending
Continuing Engagement for Social Change: At and Beyond the University
Social Action Learning Community Program for Transfer Students
Integration at the Core: Engaged Learning in Rhodes' Interdisciplinary Courses
Bridge/Action at Scripps College: A Transnational and Antiracist Feminist Alliance and the Department of Feminist, Gender and Sexualities Studies (FGSS)
Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL): Learning and Leadership Development through Civic Engagement at Bay Path College
Fostering Student Well-being and Engaged Learning through Supportive Classroom Settings
Bringing Theory to Practice: Developing Well-being and Engagement Through the Brown Leadership Community
Extending the Conversation: Developing Active Citizenship in the Sophomore Year
Boston University Health Science Program Developing Global Citizens through Civic Engagement in Public Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
Enhancing SUNY Buffalo State's Political Science Curriculum Through Infused Civic Engagement in a Revised Curriculum to Promote Enlivened Students and Communities
Exploring the development of empathy through a poverty simulation in a social justice pathway
Effective Curricular Transformation in Community Engaged Freshman Learning Communities
Enriched Theory, New Practices-Revising General Education at California State University, Monterey Bay
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
The Curriculum Centered Strategic Plan: Creating Advocates, Analysts and Change Agents
Next Steps: Building Institutional Capacity for the Civic Minor in Urban Youth and Communities
Faculty Institute on Engaged Learning and Civic Engagement: Transforming Faculty Perspectives and Building Engaged Courses
Realizing Engaged Learning, Civic Engagement and Development, and the Psychosocial Well-Being of College Students through the UNCW Applied Learning & Teaching Community
Building Institutional Capacity to Serve Drew University's Civic Mission: Civic Leadership Certificate Program and e-Portfolios
Creating the next level of leadership for civic engagement and student development of first-year students at Wagner College.
Duquesne University Bringing Theory to Practice Program Development Grant
The Ripple Effect: A Thematic Interdisciplinary Design for Engaged Learning and Community Involvement
Advancing Civic Engagement and Cultural Competence: Using ePortfolios to Assess the VALUE of Student Learning
Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in First-year College Students
Developing a Blueprint for Student Transformation by Fostering Connections between Global Learning, Civic Engagement and Psychosocial Well-Being