As SUNY Brockport continues to meet the mental health needs of our students during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to offer the Eagle Cares Mental Health and Wellness Mini-Grant to members of the campus community who are seeking to engage in programming in this vital area.
This competitive award allows applicants to apply for up to $2500, and it is open to faculty, staff, and students. Applications are encouraged to be collaborative in nature, and at least one member of the applicant group must have faculty/staff status.
Individual grants must be expended during the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Proposals with a focus on decreasing stress and anxiety; promoting healthy coping skills; combating the stigma of help-seeking and/or mental health disorders; increasing awareness of campus resources; or underrepresented populations are highly encouraged.
The application cycles include deadlines on February 23, March 23, and April 22, 2022. The review committee will then work with the grants office to notify applicants of their status.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:
- Positive impact on women, minorities, and under-represented groups through programmatic, curricular, and scholarly
- Demonstrated effect on Mental Health, through Increasing knowledge and awareness of mental illness;
- Integration into current programs or create new directions in existing programs
- Evidence of collaboration across units, student groups, and departments
Plan for evaluation and assessment of the proposal’s impact as documented in the proposal.
Examples of initiatives eligible for funding might include, but are not limited to the following:
- Speaker(s) or events related to mental health
- Mental health-related training and professional development for faculty and staff
- Film screening
- Panel Presentations
- Stress management events
- Physical activity events such as Campus Walk/Run for mental health awareness
- Mental health related national awareness events (Mental Illness Awareness Week,
- National Depression Screening Day, Eating Disorders Awareness Week, World Mental Health Day, International Stress Awareness Day, etc.)
- Mental Health Awareness Fair
- Mental health related book club readings
- Mental health related products or campaigns (for example, How to Help a Friend campaign)