In January 2021, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) responded to an international public health crisis by launching a “Faith in the Vaccine Ambassadors” (FIVA) program. Since then, FIVA has leveraged IFYC’s network of higher ed campuses, training and mobilizing nearly 2000 college students as interfaith public health ambassadors to address gaps in information and access among the unvaccinated. Along the way, a robust research partnership with the Public Religion Research Institute has highlighted effective, faith-based approaches that have helped get thousands of shots in arms.

To extend this work, IFYC will offer $4,000 grants to campus educators (faculty or staff), supporting curricular or co-curricular projects that explore the intersection of faith and health in courses, on campus, or in the wider community. The grant participants will meet monthly with cohort groups for support, brainstorming, and collaboration. Participants will be encouraged to share their learning broadly within their fields.

Applications are due by January 15th, and we will notify applicants of their status by January 31st.

For more information, please see the request for proposal.

We welcome questions about this opportunity! Please contact Rachel Kline (rachel@ifyc.org) with any questions.