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
Oregon State University: Minority Males Success Initiative
Transforming the First-Year Student Experience at Park University
Continuing Engagement for Social Change: At and Beyond the University
Residential College Community Organizing Pilot Project
Project Pericles: Civic Engagement and Student Well-Being on Periclean Campuses
Social Action Learning Community Program for Transfer Students
Integration at the Core: Engaged Learning in Rhodes' Interdisciplinary Courses
A Personal Feedback Intervention for Incoming College Students
Dialogue_Community in Conversation
Collaborative Learning Advancing Student Performance (CLASP)
Sustaining Transformative Change
Refocusing the First-Year Student Experience: Toward a Collaborative and Sustainable Artistic Practice
Bridge/Action at Scripps College: A Transnational and Antiracist Feminist Alliance and the Department of Feminist, Gender and Sexualities Studies (FGSS)
Fostering Student Well-being and Engaged Learning through Supportive Classroom Settings
Evaluating the Impacts of Efforts within Academic Units to Enhance Student Well-being at Simon Fraser University
Civic Engagement and the First Year Experience
Extending the Conversation: Developing Active Citizenship in the Sophomore Year
Advancing Civic Engagement: Utilizing a faculty learning community to examine the relationship between course-based civic engagement and students' civic and identity development
Enhancing SUNY Buffalo State's Political Science Curriculum Through Infused Civic Engagement in a Revised Curriculum to Promote Enlivened Students and Communities
Continuing Undergraduate Academies Experience Seminar _ Community Linked Interdisciplinary Research
Real World Geneseo and Extreme Learning
Qualitative Research and Quality of Life: Connecting Mental Health to Action Research
Sophomore Leadership Experience and Action Program (Sophomore LEAP)
Informed Community + Involved Community + Engaged Community = A Healthy Community
Ordinary Lives of Engagement