NCAA Announces $100,000 in grants for student-athlete mental health and well-being pilot programs


September 19, 2016

The NCAA will award $100,000 in grants for the 2017 calendar year to support campus-based pilot programs designed to enhance student-athlete psychosocial well-being and mental health. Topics funded by the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program may include, but are not limited to, managing transitions, identity development, stress management, substance use, bystander intervention, cultivating healthy relationships, career exploration and sport exit strategies. Grant recipients will present their work to key stakeholders in intercollegiate athletics in January 2018 at the NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Proposals will be judged in part on their potential to result in campus-level programming that can positively impact the well-being of NCAA student-athletes. Please go to the following link to view the full Call for Proposals, an FAQ for applicants, examples of previously funded proposals, and the proposal evaluation rubric:  The proposal submission deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

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