Be Well Fund

Thank you for your interest in the Be Well Fund. The application has closed for the AY 2023-2024 as the funding limit has been reached.

The Graduate School’s Be Well Fund provides funding to Notre Dame students in a Graduate School program and postdocs to participate in a wide variety of enriching and entertaining experiences that focus on your wellness.  From taking a yoga class to paying for a personal trainer, the Be Well Fund can make it more affordable to focus on your mental, emotional, and physical wellness, allowing you to Be Well.

For AY 2023-24, graduate students and postdocs can apply for up to $50 per person in funding towards a paid group exercise class, fitness equipment, paid meditation app, hobby supplies, etc. that focuses on holistic individual wellness. 

This is a first come, first serve opportunity. The application will close once the funding limit has been reached. The funding limit has been reached for AY 23/24.

Additional details are given below. If you have any questions, please email

Who is eligible to apply and attend?

  • Graduate students in a Graduate School program and post-docs are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants and attendees can access Be Well funds once every academic year.
  • Children or minors below the age of 18 are not eligible for funding.

What wellness-related things will you fund?

  • Wellness/fitness events fees (e.g. race entry fees, intramural sports fees)
  • Fitness/nutritional class or lessons (e.g. cooking class, group exercise class, yoga, etc.) 
  • Purchase of at-home exercise equipment and DVDs
  • Gym membership
  • Paid phone apps that focus on wellness (exercise apps, mindfulness apps, stress management apps, sleeping apps) 
  • Hobby supplies
  • Food purchases do not qualify. For food assistance, please visit our Grad21 page.
  • This fund cannot be used for medical expenses. If you have medical expenses, we recommend you talk with Connie Morrow ( in UHS about how to lower your bills and/or apply for relief through The Shirt Fund.

What are the requirements?

  • Submit the online application and receipts within the same academic calendar year of purchase.
  • Explain within the application how the purchase has, or will, aid in your holistic personal wellness.

Is there a funding cap?

  • Yes, funding for AY 2023-24 should not exceed $50 per person.
  • Requests will be accepted until the monetary limit is reached. The funding limit has been reached for AY 23/24.

How do I receive funding?

  • Be Well funding will be provided through reimbursement to the primary applicant using the TravelND online system
    Requirements for reimbursement:
    • Submission of a valid receipt or payment confirmation
    • Complete the required application
  • A failure to submit receipts or payment confirmations and submit a completed application may result in a disqualification for funding.
  • Receipt must be provided for reimbursement for any item. The purchase must have been made in the current academic year.
  • The name on the receipt must match the name of the applicant.
  • Application processing may take up to a week after a submission is received.
  • Be Well and Apply now.