EmWELL Microgrant Program


To provide seed funding to Woodruff Health Science Center (WHSC) team members (which includes Emory Healthcare), and affiliates in support of team-related well-being initiatives. Microgrants of up to $5,000 will be awarded during fiscal year 2025 to support selected initiatives.


EmWELL microgrants are designed to support innovative, well-being focused initiatives across the WHSC. This funding will support ongoing or new initiatives that are evidence-based, and have the potential for sustainability and scalability. Projects could support workplace culture, the nature of the work teams do, or aspects of personal resiliency.

Microgrant Information

Innovative use of evidence-based practices

  • Methods and interventions that shown efficacy in research, applied at Emory for the first time or in innovative ways

Team-oriented interprofessional focus

  • Interventions and pilots focused on team well-being, including those building stronger ties and enhancing professional relationships and process flows between representatives of different roles

Collaborative spirit

  • Emphasizing leveraging existing resources, elevating ongoing projects, and engaging current stakeholder in new ways, rather than re-inventing the wheel

Evaluation plan with potential to contribute to research

  • Thoughtful evaluation plan, including pre and post measures, with clear strategies to capture impact and tell the story, and potential to gather data for future presentations at conferences and submitting abstracts to medical journals

Prioritizing long-term impact

  • Where possible, addressing the root of the problem and focusing on long-term change or impact, rather than short term solution

Informed by DEIB principles

  • With special eye towards the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

Intentionality around sustainability and scalability

  • Pilots that have the potential for continuity beyond the funding of cycle, as well as feasibility to be scaled to larger audiences

  • Applicant(s) must be employed by the WHSC to apply for funds. They can be full- or part-time.
  • One Project Leader (Primary Investigator) per application, they will also serve as the primary point of contact for the project; there is no limit to number of Co-Investigators or project partners.
  • Initiative must be completed within 12-18 months of the receipt of funding
  • Award recipients will be required to provide brief updates at 3, 6 months and 12 months
  • Applicants must agree to provide one final presentation of their work at the conclusion of project

  • Selected award recipients with be awarded up to $5,000 in funding to support their pilot
  • EmWELL Microgrant Awardees will have the opportunity to seek feedback regarding their evaluation and marketing strategy from subject matter experts within EmWELL infrastructure
  • Awardees will also be eligible to apply for EmWELL Conference Sponsorship program if they wish to present the pilot results at the qualifying conference
2023 Microgrant awardees
Application Information

The applications are due Monday, July 22, 2024. The awardees will be announced by end of August, and funding will become available in September for those who receive the award. For any questions, please email us at wellbeing@emory.edu.

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