Invent to Inspire (I to I) funds creative, innovative student projects that contribute to NYU’s commitment to student wellbeing and healthy living.
Interested students should apply for funding by February 20th, 2018 at 11 PM. The application for I to I can be found at the end of this section. Students may apply for up to $2,000* for their project. All students will be notified by February 27th, 2018 whether or not they have received funding.
*Struggling to restrict your budget to this amount? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for help and support!
Working as a collective, the Health Promotion Office will determine which proposals receive funding. The selection committee reviews proposals based on the following six areas:
- Impact: How will the project inform and inspire students? How will the project’s impact be measured?
- Innovation and Creativity: How will the project convey information to students? Does the project allow students to reflect and ponder the topic?
- Reach: How many students will be able to access the project? How will this be measured?
- Student Engagement: Are students able to interact with the project?
- Relevance: Why is this topic important for students to learn about? How are students on campus impacted by this topic?
- Detail of Application and Budget: Is the vision clearly conveyed in the application? Does the budget outline all the components of the project?
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The goal of I to I is to increase student awareness about a specific health and wellness issue (or collection of issues). This program provides funding for visual, interactive projects that inspire, inform, and educate students about healthy living and healthy decision-making.
You may find funding is best used for one event, or perhaps for an installation that remains on campus for an extended amount of time. This is an opportunity for you to determine the best method to creatively cultivate learning and healthy living on campus!
Looking at health and wellness from a holistic perspective, the subject of a project may range from a specific physical health topic to an issue that impacts how students make decisions about creating a healthy and fulfilling life. For example, project areas may include: nutrition, sexual health, heart disease, stress management, health literacy, diabetes, reproductive justice, or anxiety. This is a limited list! If you have questions about whether or not your idea falls within the sphere of health and wellness, please reach out to Kelsea DeCosta (email@example.com) in the Health Promotion Office.
Of course! That being said, two students must act as the project coordinators, managing the budget and project timeline.
Projects could be rolled out as early as mid-March 2018.
Wait, before you apply! A few more things...
This very much depends on the nature of the project, but the Health Promotion Office will take responsibility for the project once it is completed.
Amazing! But the Health Promotion Office wouldn’t be responsible for organizing school credit; you would need to propel that process forward.
Students are not able to be paid for their time on the project. In fact, NYU has wonderful staff members to support the completion of the majority of your projects, though outside vendors may be needed in some instances.
If you do receive funding, regular check-ins will be required with the Health Promotion Office to monitor the progress of your project and a final summary will be required once your project is completed. Additionally, students will not be reimbursed for expenses that are not pre-approved.
The HPO will facilitate all purchases for the project and though students are required to submit a detailed budget, some vendors may be changed.
Finally, if any questions come up or if you would like to talk through your project idea, feel free to reach out to Kelsea DeCosta (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Health Promotion Office.
WHY PROMOTE HEALTH THROUGH ART?
Because art addresses issues in a variety of ways, observers who witness art learn they can tackle problems from a myriad of approaches; through art, observers can also foster empathy as they better understand the experiences of those around them.
The Creatively Connected Online Film Festival uses film to highlight the prevalence and impact of loneliness in our world, and posits art as a way to increase interconnectedness.
- Visual arts can foster self-reflection and self-awareness, creating a more conducive environment for an individual to learn. Visual art, like the Before I Die project or The NAMES Project, allows the artist and the observer to reflect and interact with the pieces.