BYU/MSE Internal Grants

The David O. McKay School of Education (MSE) provides multiple grant opportunities to faculty and students.    Find the BYU (non-MSE) grant opportunities below the MSE grant listings.  Access the 2020 Internal Grant Information Presentation here.  For more information about the grant proposal process, contact jaynie_mitchell@byu.edu.  For information about revising awarded proposals, contact lynnette.christensen@byu.edu.  Questions about grant budgets can be sent to steven.christensen@byu.edu.

 

cid:image002.png@01D4DFC5.DE89EF40McKay School of Education (MSE) Research Grant Opportunities

Submission Date  Funding Opportunity Grant Information Amount & Length of Funding Links Restrictions

Number Funded Last Year

Concept proposal due MSEgrants@byu.edu by October 15, 2020

Full proposal due to MSEgrants@byu.edu by no later than March 15, 2021

 

 

 

 

Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Supports research projects with our BYU-Public School Partnership districts that are (1) long-term,   (2) collaborative, and (3) based on the principles of mutualism.   

         MSE Researchers and K-12 educator(s) co-develop research questions, goals, and outcomes based on problems of practice of district interest.  Study findings have practical application and are broadly shared in the research and K-12 practice communities. 

 

 

 

Up to $15,000 will be awarded to each of four RPP projects to be used for research supplies, participant incentives, and travel costs (do not include BYU student support costs - these may be requested through ELG or mini-grant proposals).

 

 

 

 

 

Application Information and Concept Template 

National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships http://nnerpp.rice.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only projects that serve our 5 BYU-PSP Districts (Alpine, Jordan, Nebo, Wasatch, and Provo City) will be considered for funding under this opportunity. 

A preliminary proposal that identifies the general topic of research, proposed BYU-PSP district  or school partners, and a partnership development timeline must be approved by the MSE Dean prior to funding. 

Once awarded, RPP teams must complete the research phase of the project and expend all awarded funds by March 15, 2022. 

 

 

Proposal budget to Steve Christensen:   October 1

Proposal to dept chair:  3rd Thursday in October

Proposal to MSEgrants@byu.edu:

November 1

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 with an annual faculty stipend of $5000

Application Information and Proposal Template

Funded faculty are required to submit an annual report by February 15 following each calendar year in which you receive funding.  Use the Report link to access the Google form.  

Research to be conducted on CITES programs and initiatives only - contact CITES office for details.  Approval letter from Gary Seastrand, CITES Director, is required for proposal consideration 1

Proposal due to MSEgrants@byu.edu:  

1st Thursday in October

Department Chair Endorsement Due: 2nd Thursday in October 

Annual Reports Due for Grants:

Feb. 15 of the year following the funding year

Report 

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.

Notice: *Multi-year project budgets must be allocated by calendar year and spent within the year specified in your proposal.  No year-end carryover is allowed.

Up to $15,000 for year 1 and $15,000 for year 2. 65% or more should go to student wages.  The maximum amount allowed for travel each year is $2,250.  


MSE Grants Proposal  MS Word Template.  Begin your proposal development with Jaynie Mitchell, Grant Development Specialist.  Once you have created a document using this template, meet with Steve Christensen to review your budget, and submit to msegrants@byu.edu.  Department chairs will then be asked to submit endorsements. 

Students receiving support through MSE Research Grant funds are expected to present at the annual MSE Mentored Research and Experiential Learning Conference.

Funded faculty are required to submit an annual report by February 15 following each calendar year in which you receive funding.  Use the Report link to access the Google form.  

Full-time, CFS-track, MSE faculty may apply (unless they have an open MSE research grant award that overlaps the new proposal year).

MSE Research grants are to be used as "seed funding" to do research that could lead to a successful external proposal.  Previous awardees who received a MSE Research Grant in 2016 or later may apply after first submitting a proposal as a PI or Co-PI 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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Proposals are accepted throughout the year (unless the tech need is part of a research grant proposal, in which case the grant deadline applies).

 

MSE Technology Project Grant  Tech Project grant proposals are needed for projects that require over 40 hours of development by tech staff (e.g. apps, online services, graphic design, website development - see proposal form for list) or for the purchase of computer hardware/software to be housed or maintained by the MSE. Proposals are completed with guidance from the MSE Education Computing Support (ECS), Web Team, and/or Technology Computing (TEC) Lab Tech Project Grant Proposal Form in collaboration with ECS, MSEWeb, and/or TEC lab staff.  Submit to msegrants@byu.edu Full-time, CFS-track, MSE faculty may apply.  See Part 2 of the proposal for a list of the types of technology that require approval and the associated tech support office.  

Proposals are accepted Nov 1, March 1, and July 1

Final Report Due for Grants:
Feb. 15 of the following year

Report 

Student Reflection Survey

Experiential Learning Grant (ELG)

No minimum or maximum budget limit is specified.  Reasonable budgets tied to  proposal goals will be considered until annual funds are committed. 

*Multi-year project budgets must be allocated by calendar year and spent within the year specified in your proposal.  No year-end carryover is allowed. 

Nov. 1 deadline for Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 projects.

March 1 deadline for *May 1 - April 30  projects.

July 1 deadline for *Sept 1 - Aug 31 projects.  

Other rounds may be announced as funding permits. 

Experiential Learning Proposal MS Word Template.  Begin your proposal development process with Jaynie Mitchell, Grant Development Specialist. Meet with Steve Christensen to review your budget and send the proposal to your dept. chair for endorsement and submission. 

All participating students are required to complete a student reflection survey within 30 days after completing their project experience.  A link can be found on the Student Research Support webpage or the URL below can be emailed to the student:   https://goo.gl/forms/dhfdBASrLeiPEGf02

Students receiving support through ELG funds are expected to present at the annual MSE Mentored Research and Experiential Learning Conference.

Funded faculty are required to submit an annual report by February 15 following each calendar year in which you receive funding.  Use the Report link to access the Google form.  

 

Full-time, CFS-track MSE faculty may apply (including those with a MSE research grant).  Funds are to be used for undergraduate student wages and student travel scholarships only (limited funding for graduate student support - contact Steve Christensen for availability). 

State in your grant proposal and on recruiting materials that preference in hiring and participant selection will be given to MSE program majors and students currently enrolled in MSE courses. 

 

 

 

Dept. chair endorsed proposal due the 1st of each month to msegrants@byu.edu

Final Report Due for Grants:
Feb. 15

Report 

McKay School of Education Mini-Grant for Research Mini-grants can be used to fund student wages and/or student travel for data collection or to present at conferences.  Applying faculty can request travel funds (as a supplement to other funding sources) to accompany traveling students. Up to $5,000; ends December 31st of the year funded

Mini Grant Guidelines and Proposal Template  Begin your proposal development process with Jaynie Mitchell, Grant Development Specialist.  Meet with Steve Christensen to review your budget and send the proposal to your dept. chair for endorsement and submission. 

Funded faculty are required to submit an annual report by February 15 following each calendar year in which you receive funding.  Use the Report link to access the Google form.  

Full-time, CFS, MSE Faculty are eligible to apply (including those with a MSE research grant). A faculty member can only be awarded one (1)  Mini-Grant per year and funds must be used prior to the end of the fiscal year.

State in your grant proposal and on recruiting materials  that preference in hiring and participant selection will be given to MSE program majors and students currently enrolled in MSE courses. 

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University (BYU) Research Grant Opportunities

Submission Date Funding Source Grant Information  Amount & Length of Funding Links Restrictions  
September 30 Harold B Lee Library (HBLL) Student Research Grant The Library Student Research Grant program encourages outstanding student achievement in research, fosters information literacy, and stimulates original scholarship. Grant recipients will be mentored by a librarian as they make use of the services, resources, and collections of the Harold B. Lee Library. up to $1,500; awards announced by Oct. 15th and project must be completed by August 1st Application Information Undergraduate or graduate students may apply.  Mentorship of a faculty member and librarian is required. A letter of support is required and  should state how this research paper will benefit you and will contribute to research in your field of study.  

October 30th

(Internal submission to dean's office Oct. 15)

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 award will be $25,000; 1-2 years

Application

Can only apply for one grant per year. Submit proposal to Tina Taylor at tina_taylor@byu.edu by October 15th for college endorsement.  

In addition to receiving all the required documents with the application, the following would be reviewed:

A focus specific to the grant being applied for: 

Clark: On work that increases the influence of gospel principles in public life.

McKay: On contexts and issues related to improving teaching across all disciplines consistent with the “Aims of a BYU Education”

Snow: On bringing LDS perspectives to the academic disciplines, or in expressing LDS perspectives in creative work.

Wells: On research and creative work with an emphasis on contexts and issues related to women’s lives.

Widtsoe: On innovative research or creative work that enhances the quality of life.  

Additional Requirements:

  1. A research or creative plan and/or research or creative methodologies that are reasonable and sufficiently rigorous in design to answer the questions proposed.

  2. The potential for published or creative products in peer-reviewed outlets appropriate to the investigator’s field.

  3. A proposed budget and expenditures that are justified, appropriate and strategic in view of the project’s overall objectives.

 
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October 31 TechPrep Foundation Foundation seeks to fund late-stage research projects that have commercial promise. Managed by BYU Technology Transfer Office and ORCA.   Not Specified

Applicant Information

Budget Template

Top applicants will each make 15 minute presentation to the judges followed by a 15 minute Q & A.  Recipients agree to waive a portion of intellectual property income (37.5% rather than 45%) to fund future grants.    

October 30

(Internal submission to dean's office Oct. 15)

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

Information

Application

Funds may not be used for faculty salary.  Submit proposal to Tina Taylor by October 15th for college endorsement.    

November 15th

Research in Latter-day Saint Studies Major research and writing projects, in any academic discipline, that examine the history, teachings, philosophy, or religiosity related to the Church and its members

$5000, up to $10,000 in exceptional instances) and under-graduate research assistance for up to 20 hours a week for 12 weeks.

Information Open to full-time faculty.  Funds will be available for use during spring and summer terms.  Preference will be given to applicants willing to present and publish with one or more of the CORE organizations (BYU Studies, HBLL, Maxwell Institute, Religious Studies Center, Wheatley Institute, and Church History Department).  

January 21 -  Letter of Intent (required)

February 18 -  Proposal due

Interdisciplinary Research (IDR) Origination Awards Teams of faculty from at least 3 different departments and 2 or more colleges can submit proposals that create a strong potential for external funding, will produce significant scientific and societal impacts, have a clearly articulated problem statement, identify measures of success and achievable milestones, and build or strengthen diverse IDR partnerships.

$120,000 ($60,000 each year for 2 years) for large scale projects/teams. Three awards available

$40,000 ($20,000 each year for two years) for small scale projects/teams (faculty can be in the same college in three different departments or programs).  Two awards available 

Application Information Partnerships may include other universities but funds cannot be used to pay external faculty salaries.  Awarded teams must submit at least one proposal for external funding by the end of the project period.   -
January 15 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). -
March 15 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. -