April 10, 2024

The UW Resilience Lab and the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) are pleased to share the 2024 Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant cycle is accepting applications! The application form will remain open until Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

These small grants (<$5,000) support efforts to promote resilience, compassion and sustainability and foster connection and community at the UW. Seed grants support impactful activities, programming, projects and/or applied research that align with the following goals of the Resilience Lab and the CSF: 

  • To cultivate kindness, compassion and gratitude toward each other and ourselves; 
  • To foster connectedness, belonging and community; 
  • To embrace common humanity and diversity within the human experience; 
  • To provide opportunities to the UW community for project-based or applied learning; 
  • To illuminate the connections between group or personal identities (cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, etc.) and the sustainability of the UW community and environment. 
  • To educate and/or spark dialogue about environmental and societal problems that disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

All members of the UW community are eligible to apply – including students, staff and faculty across the three campuses; however, preference will be given to teams that include students.

Past funded project have included: workshops, retreats, community activities, social justice and anti-racist training, building connections between the Seattle community and UW, and applied research.

To apply, submit the following information and materials through the 2024 Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant application (Google form).

The short application includes a request for:

  1. A detailed, line-item budget proposal for how the funds will be used. Please include a description of matching funds and/or any additional funds to support your project as applicable.
  2. (Optional) Letter of support from an appropriate unit lead (e.g., person holding chair, dean or VP-level roles) or letter from a faculty or staff adviser/mentor for student-led applications.

Funding guidelines are listed on the 2024 Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant application. To learn more, check out former  Resilience Seed Grant recipients, here.

 Applications are due Tuesday, April 30 by 11:59 pm. Contact Rudy Gallardo, the Resilience Lab Coordinator (rodrig5@uw.edu) or Tatiana Brown, the CSF Associate Program Director (csfcoord@uw.edu) for any questions regarding the Seed Grant applications. 

We look forward to reviewing your ideas on how to make the UW community a more resilient and compassionate place!

In gratitude,

The CSF Team