The Marjorie Pay Hinckley Endowed Chair in Social Work and the Social Sciences and the Mary Lou Fulton Chair in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences provide funds to support student participation in professional academic conferences. These awards can be used to pay for the student’s conference registration, travel, meals and lodging. It is understood that the department will share a portion of the costs.
Requests are evaluated on the following criteria:
-Requests will be considered as long as there is available funding. Early application is strongly encouraged. -Applications need to be submitted no later than two months prior to the beginning of the conference.
Students do not apply directly for the grant. Funding requests are made by the faculty mentor with whom the student collaborated in doing the research. The faculty mentor completes questions 1‐14 on the Conference Participation Grant Application. Faculty should not request funding for students who will not be presenting at the conference. When finished, the faculty member sends the entire form to the department chair, who completes questions 15‐18. The department chair then sends the completed form as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The form must be received from the department chair’s BYU email account. Please complete the form using Adobe Reader, not Mac Preview.
Within a month following the conference each recipient and his or her faculty mentor is required to write a report about how the student(s) benefited from presenting at the conference. These reports need be no longer than one page, double-spaced, and should include the full name of the conference, student, and title of their presentation. Please submit reports, along with a picture of yourself at the conference, to your department representative.