The Exercise Is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) microgrant deadline has moved from spring to fall this year to better align with other ACSM Foundation grants. To help campuses develop, execute, and evaluate EIM-OC programs, financial support is available through the Barry & Linda Franklin Microgrant program to defray the costs of conducting EIM-OC interventions and performing high-quality data collection and analysis of EIM-OC programming.
Campuses must be a registered EIM-OC campus to qualify for one of three microgrants awarded annually to support EIM-OC programs.
Physical Activity Promotion Grant ($500): Awarded to the EIM-OC leadership team aiming to provide, promote, and/or evaluate physical activity or exercise opportunities for campus community members
Physical Activity Screening and Education Grant ($750): Awarded to the EIM-OC leadership team aiming to evaluate the effectiveness of physical activity screening and education initiatives
Physical Activity Assessment and Referral Grant ($1,250): Awarded to the EIM-OC leadership team aiming to evaluate the effectiveness of the campus health assessment and referral process and/or exercise prescription service
The EIM-OC committee encourages all EIM-OC leadership teams to apply for the microgrant most appropriate to support your EIM-OC program goals. Don’t miss this opportunity to get funding for your EIM-OC projects!
Access the ACSM Foundation Grants/Awards page to complete your application using the new applicant portal that features a modernized process in which applicants can collaborate with their advisors/leadership team members easier, along with additional features to facilitate a streamlined experience for applicants.
Learn more about the application requirements here or watch the EIM-OC Microgrant webinar to get inspired by other campuses’ funded projects. The EIM-OC microgrant webinar will feature the 2022 Barry & Linda Franklin EIM-OC microgrant awardees, Lana Prokop from St. Catherine University ($500) recipient of the Physical Activity and Promotion Grant and Mila Padgett from the University of South Carolina–Aiken as the recipient of the Physical Activity Assessment and Referral Grant.
Applications are due on Nov. 10, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If you have questions while completing your application, contact August Rayce at firstname.lastname@example.org.