External Grants Page

Research Development Support


Research Development (RD) supports faculty efforts to find and secure research funding.

Contact: Jaynie C. Mitchell, MA
(801) 422-3607

Harold B. Lee Library Research

The Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL) provides guidance in how users can effectively conduct research in an academic library.

Rachel Wadham, Education Librarian
Emily Darowski, Psychology Librarian


Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) submits all external grants and provides post-award support.

Contact: Susie Quartey
A286 ASB
(801) 422-3607


Funding Opportunity Search Engines

Pivot: Faculty can create profiles, save searches, and see matched funding opportunities and collaborators

Foundation Center Online: Login username “byuacadvp” and password “cougars2002”

Grants.gov: This search engine is used for finding and applying for federal grants

Important Links

Find proposal writing workshops on the 2018–2019 employee calendar.

Check out this month’s McKay Money Matters in the MSE Newsletter to keep up on proposal writing tips and current funding opportunities!

BYU Research Development website includes proposal templates, funding updates, and registration links to monthly proposal writing workshops and presentations.

BYU-funded research principles


MSE Grant Proposal Development and Submission Process

  • Identify a funding opportunity and research funder—contact as advised
  • Review funding opportunity with your MSE grant development specialist and follow MSE grant checklist
  • Create a timeline, logic model, project summary, and management plan as required
  • Inform your chair and the dean in writing of intent to apply—include the project summary
  • Inform ORCA office of intent to submit for a specific grant and download ORCA proposal form
  • Complete the proposal narrative and ORCA forms and obtain supporting documents
  • Submit IRB and Request to Conduct Research in Partnership Schools if required
  • Review proposal internally with peers/grant development specialist and revise as necessary
  • Work with MSE Controller to review/sign off on the ORCA budget summary via email to the chair and the dean
  • Proposals with technology components must get approval from MSE computer services (CSR) and/or web director

For assistance, please contact your MSE grant development specialist at Jaynie_Mitchell@byu.edu, x23067, MCKB 306C

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