EIM-OC Franklin Microgrant


Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) engages universities and colleges to create programs for students, faculty and staff to learn more about exercise as a medicine and provide programming to help members of the campus community meet minimum recommended levels of physical activity (PA). It also aims to educate future exercise and health care professionals about the importance of integrating EIM and PA into clinical care. EIM-OC calls upon universities, colleges, and other campuses to activate EIM within their unique environments and to promote PA as a vital sign of health.

The Franklin Microgrant Program

Submissions Open: Sept. 5, 2023  

Submission Deadline: Dec. 3, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST 

To help campuses develop, execute, and evaluate EIM On Campus programs, financial support is available through the Franklin Microgrant Program. Thanks to the generosity of ACSM Past President Barry Franklin and his wife, Linda, three (3) grants are offered. These grants are meant to defray the costs of conducting EIM interventions, performing high-quality data collection and analysis of EIM programming.

There are one (1) $500, one (1) $750 and one (1) $1,250 microgrant awarded annually to support EIM-OC programs and related evaluations.

  • PA Promotion Grant ($500): awarded to EIM-OC leadership teams aiming to provide, promote and/or evaluate PA or exercise opportunities for campus community members
  • PA Screening and Education Grant ($750): awarded to EIM-OC leadership teams aiming to evaluate the effectiveness of PA screening and education initiatives.
  •  PA Assessment and Referral Grant ($1250): awarded to EIM-OC leadership teams aiming to evaluate the effectiveness of the campus health assessment and referral process and/or exercise prescription services.

Apply Here


Application Portal Opens: Sept. 5, 2023
Application Portal Closes: Dec. 3, 2023
Applicants Notified: Mid-March
Post- Award Documents Due (LOA & W-9): May 3, 2024
ACSM Annual Meeting: May 28 – May 31, 2024 in Boston, MA
Funding Period Begins - Funds Released: July 1, 2024
Funding Period Ends: Sept. 30, 2025
Final Report Due: Nov. 30, 2025

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