Contact Information
 Jaynie C. Mitchell, MA
MSE Grant Development Specialist
306C MCKB | Ext. 23067

heartsMSE Deadlines

Annual Grant Reports for MSE Internal Awards
February 15, 2020
Access your annual report form here. You will need to report student wages by number of students and number of hours worked on the grant project. Please refer budget questions to Steve Christensen well before the deadline. 

PIs: Please complete a separate report for each MSE grant received in 2019 and contact me with any questions. Timely reporters will receive a sweet reward.

Interdisciplinary Research Origination (IDR) Proposals
February 18, 2020
Research Development (RD) helps create interdisciplinary research (IDR) teams. If you would like RD’s help in forming a team, coordinating with an existing team’s activities, or reserving a place to meet (the conference room 270 MB has been designated for IDR teams), please contact Kaylie Winterton (, ext. 2-0132).

Round 2 MSE Experiential Learning Grant (ELG) Deadline
March 2, 2020
This deadline is for CFS track faculty who wish to conduct ELG projects for undergraduates from May 1, 2020, through April 30, 2021; use this ELG proposal template. PIs are required to meet with Steve Christensen and obtain department chair endorsement prior to submitting their proposal to I’m also here to help, so please contact me at with any questions or for assistance with proposal development. 

Upcoming Non-MSE Grant Opportunities

Department of Justice School Safety Proposal Deadline
March 3, 2020
The STOP School Violence Grant Program seeks to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence. This program's objective is to increase school safety by implementing training, school threat assessments, or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students. (Description from the grant website.)

Spencer Foundation Research Grants on Education Deadline 
March 3, 2020.  
The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. (Description from the grant website.)

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Grants (BYU Faculty and Students)
March 15, 2020
The Charles Redd Center provides awards, fellowships, and annual grants in a variety of categories to individuals engaged in a wide variety of disciplines. Research must center on the American West (Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado). Please review the website for specific eligibility criteria.

Research Has Arrived at BYU!  

Are you planning to submit a federal or foundation grant proposal in Winter 2020? Here’s what you need to know:

  • All external research proposals are now routed for internal approvals via Kuali Research. Please note that you need to allow at least five business days prior to the funder deadline for internal routing through ORCA. 
  • All NIH, NSF (non-collaborative), and other proposals (i.e., IES, DOE, USGS, EPA) are submitted system-to-system (S2S), meaning they are submitted directly to the sponsor from Kuali Research.
  • All other proposals will be submitted as directed by the sponsor (i.e., industry, foundations, NASA, state/local government, and other federal sponsors that do not use 

Prepare now by attending a Kuali Research training event or accessing the online tutorial.