The MindHandHeart Innovation Fund seeks to leverage the enthusiasm and problem-solving skills of the MIT community to find new and inventive ways of increasing awareness about mental health, building communities of support, and promoting life and wellness skills. The Fund offers grants of up to $10,000 to invest in cutting-edge ideas developed by MIT’s faculty, students, and staff offering grassroots solutions to promote mental health and well-being within the MIT community or, potentially, beyond.
The criteria for funding are simply that the goals of the project align with the MindHandHeart Initiative and that the project has a benefit to the MIT community.
The first application cycle closes at midnight on September 30. Apply online.
The MindHandHeart Initiative was launched this September to tap into MIT’s community spirit and innovative problem-solving skills, to enhance mental health and well-being at MIT. Students, faculty, staff, and health and wellness experts are collaborating in several working groups to launch promising new efforts and coordinate existing support services. Over time, MindHandHeart hopes to help members of our community feel more comfortable asking for help, and overall, to build a healthier, stronger community.