Center of Excellence: Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan

Grants Program Announcement

The Center of Excellence for Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan (CoE-HWL) is pleased to announce the availability of small grants for innovative and/or collaborative research or intervention trials focused on improving human health and wellness or preventing injury or disease. Projects grants are available for amounts up to a maximum of $3,000. Funding for approved projects is available through a monetary donation to the CoE-HWL from Medical Mutual of Ohio.

Grants Program Announcement and Application (WORD)

Upcoming Events

Inaugural Public Health Symposium
“Social Media and Risk Communication” 
featuring Dr. Bechara Choucair (Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health) as the Ned E. Baker Keynote Speaker.

Date: April 9, 2015  
Time: 8:30am-11:30am
Location: 308 Bowen Thompson Student Union, BGSU


39th Annual Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education Conference.
A conference for educators, researchers, practitioners, administrators, planners, and students in the field of aging, as well as professionals from Centers for Adult and Lifelong Learning.

Opening Reception 
April 23, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm 
Location: St. Clare Commons (12469 Five Point Road, Perrysburg Ohio)

Date: April 24, 2015
Time: 8:00am – 5:30pm 
Location: Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union, BGSU

Center of Excellence Primary Goals

  • Serve as an incubator for interdisciplinary health and wellness research and programsFfoster collaboration among community agencies and BGSU for health and wellness programs, projects, and translational research
  • Establish and sustain BGSU as a model community for health and wellness
  • Serve Ohio and the nation as a resource for information and data about the economic, social, and quality-of-life benefits of injury and disease prevention, health promotion, effective health communication, and healthy lifestyles

Grant Eligibility Criteria

The CoE-HWL uses the eligibility criteria established by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, namely that “all Bargaining Unit Faculty Members are eligible to apply for internal or external grants.” Additionally, two other BGSU employee groups shall also be eligible: Faculty Administrators and Administrative Staff professionals whose work is directly related to the goals of the CoE-HWL. Prior to acceptance of an application, any principal investigator or co-investigator must be an Affiliate of the CoE-HWL. 

Apply for Affiliate Status Online (JotForm)  

Proposal Deadlines

Proposals are due electronically by the 15th of each month. The proposal review report is sent to the proposal author(s) no later than the 14th day of the following month.