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Wellness, Vitality and Engagement (WAVE) Grant

The Drexel University College of Medicine’s Office of Faculty is now accepting applications for grants up to $5,000 for initiatives related to wellness, vitality and engagement (WAVE). WAVE grants support faculty at all levels (instructor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor) who wish to conduct initiatives related to wellness, vitality and engagement. Of particular interest are initiatives that include cross-campus collaborations that build faculty, staff and trainee wellness, vitality and engagement in the workplace (classroom, clinical spaces, research laboratories, community, etc.). Multiple grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded during the 2024-25 academic year.


Please submit a three- to five-page typed application (not including budget) using the following outline:

  1. Detailed Description of Proposed Activity – Please provide a detailed description of the proposed project/program or activity for which you are requesting funding, including where and when the activity will occur and if appropriate, with whom you will be working.
  2. Please include your target audience/participants and how your project/program relates to faculty wellness, vitality and engagement.
  3. Include a budget of how the funds will be utilized.
  4. Detail how you will evaluate the impact of your project/program.
  5. Delineate your plan for sustaining the project/program after the initial funding ends.

A completed application should be submitted through InfoReady and will include:

  1. Typed application (described above)
  2. Applicant’s updated curriculum vitae
  3. Letter of support from the Department Chair/DME/Regional Dean indicating their support of the activity and a discussion of how it will impact the institution

Features of a strong application:

  • The application is complete - incomplete applications will not be considered
  • The proposal is well written and does not contain multiple grammatical errors
  • The proposal is focused and clearly explains the activity and how it will impact wellness, vitality and engagement
  • The proposal contains a detailed and reasonable budget. Wellness grants cannot be used to support salary or tuition

The deadline for the application is Monday, June 3, 2024, 5 p.m. EST.

Funds will be available as of July 1, 2024. Following completion of the activity, each awardee will submit a written report and present a summary of the experience to the Drexel University College of Medicine Executive Committee of the Faculty (ECOF).

Please contact the Office of Faculty at with questions.