Be Well Fund

The Graduate School’s Be Well Fund provides funding to Notre Dame graduate students and post-docs 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 2021-22, graduate students and post-docs can apply for up to $40 per person in funding towards a paid group exercise class, fitness equipment, paid meditation app, hobby supplies, etc. that focuses on holistic individual wellness. 

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

Who is eligible to apply and attend?

  • Graduate students 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) 
  • Receipt must be provided for reimbursement for any item.

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 2021-2 should not exceed $40 per person.
  • Requests will be accepted until the monetary limit is reached. Update: Monetary limit has been reached for the 2021-22 school year. The application will reopen in August 2022.

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.
  • Be Well and Apply now. Update: Monetary limit has been reached for the 2021-22 school year. The application will reopen in August 2022.