BYU/MSE Internal Grants

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.  

McKay School of Education (MSE) Research Grant Opportunities

Submission Date Faculty Funding Source Student Funding Source Grant Information Amount & Length of Funding Links Restrictions Number Funded Last Year
October 15th Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling (CITES) Fellowship Grant   This grant is available to full-time, CFS faculty in the MSE and Arts & Sciences colleges involved in the BYU-Public School Partnership $10,000 a year for up to 3 years Application Information Research conducted is for CITES programs and initiatives only. 1
October 27, 2017   Mentored Undergraduate Researcher (MUR) Program 300 hours of research assistance by an undergraduate student per year. Awards announced mid-November 2017 1 year Application Information   5

Proposal Due: 3rd Thursday in October

 

Department Chair Endorsement Due: 4th Thursday in October

 

Annual Reports Due for Grants:
Dec 31st of year 1 

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Final Report Due for Grants:
Dec 31st of year 2
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McKay School of Education (MSE) Research Grant

  The annual competition will occur in the fall for funding to begin winter semester. Faculty can apply for either one year or two years of funding. Up to $20,000 will be funded for the first year and up to $20,000 for the second year, the maximum allowed for travel is $2,500; 1 or 2 years MSE Grant Guidelines

MSE Grants Proposal Template

Full-time, CFS-track, MSE faculty may apply unless they have an open MSE grant award. Previous awardees may apply after first submitting a proposal for external (non-BYU) funding. Faculty with joint appointments in the MSE will receive partial funding from the MSE and must have approval from their non-MSE department chair for the rest of the funding before applying.

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Due the 1st of each month McKay School of Education Mini-Grant for Research   These grants can be used to fund student wages and/or student travel for data collection or travel to present at conferences. Up to $5,000; ends December 31st of the year funded Mini Grant Guidelines and Proposal Template Full-time, CFS, MSE Faculty are eligible to apply (including those with a MSE funded grant or an active MEG). A faculty member can only be awarded 1 Mini-Grant per year and funds must be used prior to the end of the fiscal year.  

University (BYU) Research Grant Opportunities

Submission Date Faculty Funding Source Student Funding Source Grant Information Amount & Length of Funding Links Restrictions Number Funded Last Year
October 19, 2017 Mentoring Environments Grant (MEG)   1/3 of MSE proposals are funded. Awards announced on December 28, 2017 $20,000; 1-2 years MEG/MSE Grant Guidelines Grants are exclusive for BYU Faculty members. Only one submission per year allowed as PI or Co-PI. 4
October 28, 2017   Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) Awards announced on February 2, 2018 $1,500 Student; $300 Mentor ORCA FAQ (1) Student must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate degree seeking student, (2) Students must have at least two semesters before graduating. (3) The faculty mentor must be an assistant, associate, or BYU professor. Faculty may mentor up to 3 students. 4
October 31st Scholarly and Creative Work Grants   Eliza R. Snow Grant
David O. McKay Grant
John A. Widstoe Grant
J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Grant
Emmeline B. Wells Grant
Maximum amount of each ward will be $25,000; 1-2 years Application Information Can only apply for one grant. Please review website for specific eligibility criteria. 0
October 31st Women's Research Initiative Grants   These grants are only for full-time BYU faculty in a CFS-track position to support research and creative work focusing on women. $5,000; 1 year Application Information Funds may not be used for faculty salary.  
January 15th Graduate Mentoring Award   The GMA is designed for a faculty member to mentor a graduate student who, in turn, mentors undergraduates. One of the motivations for this category of award is to facilitate the involvement of graduate students in assisting undergraduates with off-campus activities, but that is not a criterion. $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000; 1 year Application Information This Graduate Studies grant is for a faculty member to mentor a graduate student who, in turn, mentors undergraduates. 0
January 15th High Impact Doctoral Research Assistantship (Must be a faculty/student joint application) This Graduate Studies award is designed to recruit non-BYU originating PhD graduate students. The applicant must agree to be supervised by a faculty member who has an active research program. Faculty members are encouraged to use the HIDRA program to recruit high-quality applicants. $30,000/year for a maximum of 3 years Application Information Applicants restricted to students whose undergraduate education was obtained at other institutions (non-BYU originating students). 0
March 15th Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Grants (Faculty and Student) The Charles Redd Center provides awards, fellowships, and grants in a variety of categories to individuals engaged in a wide variety of disciplines. Award amounts vary (see link); 1 year Application Information Research must center on the American West (with a focus on Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado). Please review website for specific eligibility criteria.