Second-Round MindHandHeart Innovation Fund Grant Recipients Announced

Published in MIT News on January 28, 2016, by Sarah Goodman, MindHandHeart Initiative

Grants totaling $24,870 were awarded to seven proposals in the second Innovation Fund cycle.

The MindHandHeart Initiative, co-sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and MIT Medical, announced the second round of Innovation Fund grant recipients. Seven new proposals were selected from a pool of 15 applications. These join with the eight proposals funded in October, bringing the total funding this academic year to $48,780. The grants are designed to tap MIT’s experimental side (mind and hand) and community spirit side (heart) in order to find new ways to enhance mental health and well-being.

Among the proposals funded in the second round are: My Sister’s Keeper, a program that serves black women MIT students by fostering community among MIT’s black women faculty, staff, and students; Deaf at MIT, a program to welcome all voices and enhance accessibility for MIT community members who communicate differently; Mindful, an experimental dashboard that will explore new ways to examine well-being on campus; SNAPSHOT Expose, an app designed to help MIT students reflect on daily behaviors; a health and wellness bookmobile from MIT Libraries; an indoor gardening project; and a now-successful IAP wellness series that was designed and presented by Students at MIT Allied for Student Health (SMASH)...

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