MSE Internal Research Grant Opportunities
The David O. McKay School of Education (MSE) provides multiple grant opportunities to faculty and students. The MSE works with other units on campus, such as Graduate Studies and the Office of Research and Creative Activities, to provide research awards. Several other research grants available through BYU are listed below under Important Dates and Deadlines.
Internal Research Grant Opportunities Calendar
|Oct. 24, 2013||Mentoring Environments Grant (MEG) competition for faculty||Up to $20,000 awarded; approximately 100 proposals selected
Information and application on MEG website
Awards announced late December 2013
|Oct. 25, 2013||Mentored Undergraduate Researcher program (MUR)||300 hours of research assistance by an undergraduate student per year
Information and application on MUR website
Awards announced mid-November 2013
|Oct. 31, 2013||Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) undergraduate research awards (student application with faculty member agreement to mentor)||$1,500 for student
$300 for mentor
Information and application on ORCA website
Awards announced in early February 2014
Nov. 13, 2014
June 5, 2014
Aug 31, 2015
|MSE Research Grant (MSE faculty) Guidelines
|The annual competition will occur in the Fall for funding to begin in the Winter semester. Up to $20,000 will be funded for year one and up to $20,000 for year two. A separate competition may occur in the Spring for funding to begin Summer term, for up to $10,000 for year one and $20,000 for year two.|
|January 2014||Graduate Studies Fellowship Award (graduate students only)||Information and application on the ORCA website|
MSE Supported Conferences
Mentored Research Conference
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:00-5:30 pm Ballroom, WSC
Registration deadline is March 2, 2015.
The conference is held each year to showcase research undergraduate and graduate students are doing with a faculty member in the McKay School. Presentations are poster style.
Each student who participates is given funding to produce a high quality color printed poster. All students are invited to participate.
Three awards will be given at the graduate level and three at the undergraduate level.
1st place $500 $500
2nd place $300 $300
3rd place $200 $200
Those participating in the contest must submit a pdf of their poster to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM March 2, 2015
Who is required to participate?
The following requirements from the McKay School are the minimum. Each department has a set of requirements as well. Please contact your department for additional information.
1. Students who are being funded for work on research projects. (MSE, ORCA, MEG, MUR)
2. Students who are being funded as research assistants.
3. Masters, Educational Specialists, and Doctoral students who are not being paid for their research but their departments require their participation.
McKay School of Education 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Presentation Competition
Information on 3MT
Proposal deadline: January 2015
Competition date: February 2015
Application process: Masters, Education Specialists, and Doctoral candidates may download the application found here: 3MT Competitor Application. Submit your application electronically to Lynnette Christensen at email@example.com by the deadline. Competition process: All applications will be reviewed by a committee of judges. The top 12 applicants will be invited to present at the competition. Refreshments will be served.
MSE Awards include:
1st place: $500
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $200
BYU Competition: Individual BYU colleges hold their own competitions near the beginning of winter semester to determine which two competitors (per college) will advance to the university-wide competition, which will be held February 26, 2014.
BYU Awards include:
1st place: $5,000
2nd place: $2,500
2nd place: $1,000
People’s Choice: $1,000
Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research
Each year students and mentors from across Utah gather to share academic, research, and creative activities with oral presentations and posters. BYU hosted the conference in 2014, and MSE students and their mentors are encouraged to participate.
Important Dates and Deadlines
At-a-glance lists are included in three linked documents:
These lists include dates and events related to the following:
MSE research grants and conferences
BYU grants, workshops, and conferences
Institutional Review Board due dates
Rank and status due dates
Graduate Studies grants and awards
Graduate Studies graduation deadlines
Research Procedures and Information