University Research Grants

Scholarly and Creative Work Grants 2017 Application Information for funding in February 2018

**NOTE: If you received a past grant (Scholarly or WRI) and have an outstanding final report that has not been submitted to the AAVP-Research Office, you are not eligible to apply until final report is received.
 
These grants are intended to encourage and support scholarly and creative work by full-time BYU faculty in CFS-track positions. They are not intended as awards and will not be recognized at the Annual University Conference. These grants will be awarded based on review by a faculty panel for each area of interest. These funds may not be used for faculty salaries.
 
Any area of scholarship or creative work is eligible for support. Special emphasis will be given to work in the following five broad areas of particular interest to the University and to the Church. The maximum amount of each award will be $25,000 and funds will carry over one additional year (2018 and 2019).
Please apply for only one.
 
1. Eliza R. Snow Grant – offers support in bringing LDS perspectives to the academic disciplines, or in expressing LDS perspectives in creative work.
2. David O. McKay Grant – offers support for improving teaching across all disciplines consistent with the aims of a BYU Education. (See Aims of a BYU
    Education)
3. John A. Widtsoe Grant – offers support for innovative research or creative work that enhances the quality of life.
4. J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Grant – offers support for work that increases the influence of the gospel principles in public life.
5. Emmeline B. Wells Grant – offers support for research and creative work with a focus on contexts and issues related to women’s lives.
 

Application must include:

1. Cover sheet (download here)
2. Curriculum Vitae (no more than 5 pages)
3. Two letters of support - one from the Dean or Associate Dean, and one from your Department Chair, either attached to application, or sent to   
    lynn_patten@byu.edu or A-376 ASB (must be received by deadline).
4. Description of the project (no more than 3 pages)
5. Detailed budget in the areas of supplies, travel and/or student wages
 

Deadline for Application: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Submit by email to Lynn Patten (lynn_patten@byu.edu) in the Office of Associate Academic Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.
Notification of awards will be made in December, 2017.
 
A final report will be required at the end of the project period no later than April 30, 20120. Submit to  Lynn Patten (lynn_patten@byu.edu). 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 scholarly grant will not be accepted until report is received.
 

Evaluations 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 chosen Scholarly Grant area.
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.
 
 
 

Women's Research Initiatives Grants

 

2017 Application Information for funding in February 2018

Request for Proposals

Note: If you received a past grant (Scholarly or WRI) and have an outstanding final report that has not been submitted to the AAVP-Research Office, you are not eligible to apply until report is received.

 

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 $5,000 and the money must be spent during 2018 calendar year. Funds may not be used for faculty salary.

Application should include:

 

  • Cover sheet (download here)
  • Curriculum Vitae (no more than 5 pages)
  • Signatures indicating support from the Dean or Associate Dean and Department Chair on the Cover Sheet (NO letters of recommendation needed)
  • Description of the project (no more than 3 pages)
  • Detailed budget in the areas of supplies, travel, and/or student wages

Deadline for Application: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Submit by email to Lynn Patten (lynn_patten@byu.edu) in the Office of Associate Academic Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.
 
A final report will be required at the end of the project period no later than April 30, 2019. 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.

 

Mentored Environment Grants

 

Click here to learn about MEG funding opportunities: Mentoring Environment Grants

 

Office of Research and Creative Activities

 

Click here to learn more about ORCA grant opportunities: Office of Research and Creative Activities

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