Workforce Well-Being Grant Program FAQs
Where do I send my completed application and supporting materials?
Submit your completed application and proposed budget (if not listed in the application) to the link that appears on the Workforce Well-Being Grant page once the program opens.
Who can apply for funding?
All faculty, staff, or residents at Michigan Medicine.
What are some potential themes for innovative grant proposals?
Well-being can be a part of a broad spectrum of activities and interventions that impact the six domains of well-being these include:
Preventing Burnout & Stress
What type of program is successful in obtaining funding?
Proposals that have the potential to be scalable on a system level are the most successful. The focus of this well-being grant program is not to supplement budgetary deficits or equipment needs in specific departments. Compiled below is a list that helps outline the types of proposals that will or will not be strongly considered.
Strong proposals include:
Well-being programs that are novel, innovative, and have not been previously funded.
Programs or interventions that take a systems approach to change the processes or culture of the department or unit.
Programs that have a measurable intervention component to assess if there is an improvement in one or more of the six well-being domains.
If a research component is involved in the activity, has it obtained expertise from other areas of Michigan Medicine to ensure the research is novel and unique to the solution you seek?
Proposals not strongly considered include:
Proposals that are similar to previously awarded grants.
Proposals that request funding for furniture, breakroom equipment, artwork, exercise equipment, lighting, or other facility upgrades.
Team building and social activities that require funding for food or to pay for the cost of the activities.
Programs that already exist at a systems-level are being replicated at the department level.
Self-care and individual activities for groups such as yoga, meditation classes, massages, stress management apps, physical activities, etc.,
Speaker series, workshops, retreats, curriculum development, or seminars that only benefit individual groups. While we know this is beneficial, we can not support the costs of training needs that should be a part of departmental budgets.
Programs that rely only on funding to provide an incentive to participate.
Programs that are difficult to operationalize and/or do not collaborate with existing resources or programs.
How much can be requested per proposal?
Grants will be awarded up to $5,000 each.
Can a department submit more than one proposal?
Departments may submit more than one proposal.
When will grants be awarded?
Grant awardees will be notified the week of June 20, 2023 and awards will be distributed soon after.
Can Workforce Well-Being Grant funds be used to cover salaries and benefits?
No. Funds cannot be used to cover salaries for Michigan Medicine employees. However, we may consider exceptions for cases such as hiring temporary analytic support.
Can Workforce Well-Being Grant funds be used to cover consulting or training costs?
Consulting and training costs that stay within the awarded grant funds are eligible for grant funds if necessary to the outcome of the grant.
Can Workforce Well-Being Grant funds be used to pay for lunch or dinner?
Food and beverage costs may be considered if necessary to advance the proposed grant as long it stays within the awarded grant funds and follow Michigan Medicine's travel and hosting policy.
If I am awarded a grant, how much time will I have to complete the project?
We are requesting proposals for 12-month projects or programs. In the event your project/program requires more time than initially anticipated, an extension may be requested.