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.  



McKay School of Education (MSE) Research Grant Opportunities

Submission DateFaculty Funding SourceStudent Funding SourceGrant InformationAmount & Length of FundingLinksRestrictionsNumber Funded Last Year
October 20, 2016Center 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 yearsApplication InformationResearch conducted is for CITES programs and initiatives only.1
October 28, 2016 Mentored Undergraduate Researcher (MUR) Program300 hours of research assistance by an undergraduate student per year. Awards announced mid-November 20171 yearApplication Information 5

Proposal Due:
Oct 20, 2016

Department Chair Endorsement Due:
Oct 27, 2016

Annual Reports Due for Grants funded 2016:
Dec 31, 2016
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Final Report Due for Grants Funded 2014:
Dec 31, 2016
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McKay School of Education 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 yearsMSE Grant Guidelines

MSE Grants Proposal Template
Faculty are ineligible to apply if they currently have an MSE funded grant. Only full-time, CFS, MSE faculty may apply. 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.10
Due the 1st of each monthMcKay 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 fundedMSE Grant Guidelines and Proposal TemplateFaculty are eligible to apply if they currently have an MSE funded grant or a MEG. Only full-time, CFS-track, MSE faculty may apply. A faculty member can only be awarded 1 Mini-Grant per year. 

University (BYU) Research Grant Opportunities

Submission DateFaculty Funding SourceStudent Funding SourceGrant InformationAmount & Length of FundingLinksRestrictionsNumber Funded Last Year
October 20, 2016Mentoring Environments Grant (MEG) 1/3 of MSE proposals are funded. Awards announced on December 29, 2016$20,000; 1-2 yearsApplication InformationGrants are exclusive for BYU Faculty members. Only one submission per year allowed as PI or Co-PI.4
October 27, 2016 Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA)Awards announced on February 3, 2017$1,500 Student; $300 MentorApplication Information

ORCA Mentor Interest List


ORCA Faculty Mentor Q&A
(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 31, 2016Scholarly 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 yearsApplication InformationCan only apply for one grant. Please review website for specific eligibility criteria.0
October 31, 2016Women'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 yearApplication InformationFunds may not be used for faculty salary. 
January 15, 2017Graduate 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 yearApplication InformationThis Graduate Studies grant is for a faculty member to mentor a graduate student who, in turn, mentors undergraduates.0
January 15, 2017High 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 yearsApplication InformationApplicants restricted to students whose undergraduate education was obtained at other institutions (non-BYU originating students).0
February 1, 2017 Graduate Studies Fellowship AwardThis award is designed to support innovative research and creative works conducted by graduate students under the guidance of faculty advisors. 25 to 30 GRF awards will be offered each year.$5,000, $10,000, or $15,000; 1 yearApplication InformationDirected to all matriculated graduate students who plan to conduct research under the direct supervision of a BYU faculty member.3
March 15, 2017Charles 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 yearApplication InformationResearch 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. 
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