Call for Applications: UCSF Community Well-being Grants

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Call for Applications: UCSF Community Well-being Grants

UCSF’s Community Well-being Grants awards funds to faculty, staff, and learners for projects that promote health and well-being. Applications are due Friday, October 6, 2023, at 5 p.m.

Dear UCSF Community,

Thank you for your contributions to the UCSF community. I am happy to announce the return of UCSF’s Community Well-being Grants. This program awards funds to faculty, staff, and learners from all UCSF campuses and affiliates for projects that promote health and well-being.

This is an exciting opportunity to implement your vision and ideas around fostering a culture of well-being at UCSF across one or more of our pillars of wellness: emotional, physical, social, financial, career, environmental, and spiritual.

The application window opens Monday, September 18. Applications are due on Friday, October 6 at 5 p.m. PST.

This program is led by the UCSF Well-being Committee, which includes faculty and staff representatives from across the campus and UCSF Health. The committee, guided by staff on the Wellness unit within Human Resources, will review the proposals and base its funding decisions on the proposed impact of the projects.

Here are just a few of the 20 projects funded last year:

  • COACHing for Coaches: A series of events designed to promote connection, community, and well-being among medical student coaches with the ultimate goal of helping them better support students and colleagues.
  • Dying to Talk: A podcast series dedicated to promoting well-being and community through conversations about dealing with the first patient death to cultivate empathetic support among caregivers.
  • Microaggressions Awareness Campaign: An effort to raise awareness of microaggressions and provide support to those who experience them to create a more inclusive workplace for all.

To learn more and see the rest of the funded projects form the last cycle, please see the Community Well-being Grants page. Questions about UCSF Community Well-being Grants should be sent to [email protected].

At UCSF, we believe it is critical to take care of ourselves and our colleagues. This takes attention, effort, and thoughtfulness on everyone’s part. Programs like the Community Well-being Grants help us fulfill our mission of advancing health right here in our own UCSF community. As the executive sponsor of our Well-being Committee, I encourage submissions of ideas to promote a culture of well-being across the University.

With my best wishes to this year’s applicants,

Catherine R. Lucey, MD, MACP
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

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