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.


Institutionsort descending Project Title Funding Period
Service-Learning & Study Abroad-Researching the Effects Engaged Learning and Alcohol Use
Service-Learning and the Development and Research of Protective Factors with Alcohol Use
Calling, Career, and Civic Development (CCCD): Creating a Semester-Long Experience at Elizabethtown College
Advancing Civic Engagement and Cultural Competence: Using ePortfolios to Assess the VALUE of Student Learning
Responsible Global Citizenship
The Impact of Service-Learning on First Semester College Students
George Mason University's THRIVING TOGETHER: Leveraging Well-Being and Civic Engagement as Pathways to Flourishing for First-Generation College Students
Georgetown University Flourishing Project Well-Being Research
Developing a Blueprint for Student Transformation by Fostering Connections between Global Learning, Civic Engagement and Psychosocial Well-Being
Grinnell College: Promoting Belongingness Through a Social-Psychological Intervention
Civic Engagement: Pathways of Transformational Learning and Community Connections
Curricular Changes to Enhance Engaged Learning, Civic Development, and Student well-Being
An Imagining America endeavor hosted at Syracuse University
Developing Civic-Minded Graduates through Departmental Engagement
Pilot Program for Faculty Incentive Grants
Landmark College: Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) for First-Year Students with Learning Disabilities
Development of engaged and community service activities and structures
Creative Media Course Development: Games for Change and Web Video Activism
The New Hope Partnership for Civic Development and Child Advocacy
Service-learning Teaching as a Bridge Between Classroom Curriculum and Identified Community Issues and Needs
Michigan State University: Promoting Success and Well-Being Among Low-Income, First-Generation College Students
Green Initiatives: Research, Reflection and Action
The Effects of Engaged Learning on Student Academic, Personal, and Civic Development Montclair State University
Toward Deep and Transformational Learning: The BTtoP Engaged Teaching Fellows Program at Montclair State University
I'M ENGAGED! Marrying engaged learning, student health and well-being, and civic development