These grants are intended for full-time BYU faculty in CFS-track positions to support research and creative work focusing on women. The maximum amount of each award will be $5000 and the money must be spent during 2017 calendar year. Funds may not be used for faculty salary.
Deadline for Application: Monday, October 31, 2016
final report will be required at the end of the project period
no later than April 30, 2018. It should report on the accomplishments during the term of the grant, the current status of the project, and how the budget was expended. If final report is not submitted, application for another WRI will not be accepted until report is received.
Evaluation of proposals will be based on the following areas:
1. Application guidelines are followed correctly.
2. Strength of focus on contexts and issues related to women.
3. Strength of proposal’s research, creative plan, and/or reasonable methodologies.
4. Strength of outcome of research for publishing or creative products in investigator’s field.
5. Strength of proposed budget to meet overall objectives.
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Mentoring Environment Grants
BYU’s Religious Studies Center provides an annual competition for a limited number of significant research awards in support of scholarship that relates to the mission of BYU’s Religious Studies Center. This includes research on the restored Church in relation to other cultures, religions, and the behavioral sciences, as well as the study of the on-going history of the Church and its doctrines, the early Christian church, and the content and contexts of Latter-day Saint standard works (including the Holy Bible). The RSC also seeks to improve inter-faith relations and gospel instruction.
Preference is given to applications from full-time professors, although applications from adjunct faculty with a productive record of scholarship will be considered.
Funding levels depend upon the nature of the project and the number of applications received. Grant funds may be used for travel, supplies, and student wages. The deadline for applications is every 15 October for funding in the following calendar year. Applicants will be notified by 15 November. Funding will be dispersed the following January and must be spent during the calendar year for which funding is provided.
RSC funding is granted with the understanding that an emailed summary report on RSC monies spent and the project’s progress will be submitted by grant recipients in December of the calendar year for which funding was provided (use the same address as for applications; see below).
Application packets must include: a completed application form (including your proposed budget), a brief prospectus of your research project (3 pages max), and an abbreviated curriculum vitae (5 pages max). Applicants must also arrange for two letters of support for your project to be sent by the letter writers on letterhead stationary to the address below (one letter must come from your department chair or equivalent supervisor
Click here for a PDF copy of the research grant application form.
Please send all application documents electronically as PDF files. Address correspondence and send complete applications to:
Dr. Dana M. Pike Associate Dean, Religious Education c/o Cheryl Snelgrove (email@example.com) 370D JSB Brigham Young University Provo, Utah 84602 USA
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Office of Research and Creative Activities