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Funding Opportunity: BtoP Seminar and Research Grants

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New Funding Available from Bringing Theory to Practice

First Deadline: August 1, 2015

Founded in 2003, Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) encourages and supports colleges and universities in developing sustainable campus cultures that reaffirm higher education’s core purposes:

  • Advancing higher learning and discovery
  • Fostering the well-being of the whole student
  • Serving as a public good to deepen and sustain a civic society

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

Category I: Well-Being Seminar Grants
Seminar Grants (up to $1,000) provide support for campus-wide planning discussions (seminars) that give focused attention to a particular dimension of the well-being of those involved (students, faculty, or other leaders) in creating and maintaining an engaged culture for learning. Seminars should deepen participants’ understanding of the institution’s commitment to whole-person development and the learning-related policies and practices, both inside and outside the curriculum, that support such endeavors.

The first deadline for Seminar Grant proposals is September 15, 2015.

Category II: Well-Being Research Project Grants
Research Project Grants (up to $10,000, plus institutional matching) should implement and assess a campus-based, two-year research project that focuses on the well-being of students, particularly those traditionally underserved by higher education. Projects should, through the gathering of evidence, provide justification for best practices that deepen and sustain the institution’s commitment to whole-person development.

The deadline for Research Project Grant proposals is August 1, 2015.

BTtoP’s full 2015-2017 RFP and supporting materials are available here.

For more information, e-mail

About Bringing Theory to Practice
Bringing Theory to Practice is an independent project sponsored by the Charles Engelhard Foundation of New York City and the S. Engelhard Center and developed in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Information about Bringing Theory to Practice can be found at

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