MSE Internal Grants

MSE Internal Grant Annual Reports are due February 15.

MSE Internal Grant Workshop Slides contain detailed information and best practices for grant success.

CITES Fellowship Grant

Supports research conducted on CITES programs and initiatives, developed in concert with CITES Director. Up to $30,000 plus a faculty stipend. Due Nov. 1

MSE Experiential Learning Grant

Supports faculty to mentor students in high-impact co-curricular learning experiences such as research, field studies, service-learning, study abroad, and internships. Provides wages and travel for undergraduates. Instruct participating students to complete the Student Reflective Survey within 30 days of concluding your project. Projects to be completed within 12 months. Due Nov. 1, March 1, and July 1. 

MSE Faculty Mini-Grant

Provides up to $5,000 in initial or supplemental research or student mentoring project support. Limited to one per CFS-track faculty per year. Due by the 1st of each month. 

MSE Research Grant

Provides seed funding for impactful CFS-track faculty research projects. Up to $15,000 per year for two years. Due Oct. 15.

MSE (BYU-PSP) Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grant

Supports teams of MSE/EPP faculty and PSP district personnel in long-term, mutually beneficial research. Up to $30,000 over three years.  Phase 1 Concept Paper due Feb 15 (see details pg. 2-3 for instructions); Phase 2 Full Proposal due July 15 (see template). RPP Concept Paper Workshop Slides

MSE Technology Project Grant

Support for faculty tech projects that require over 40 hours of development by MSE technology offices.


BYU (Non-MSE) Internal Grants

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Grant

Research must center on the American West. Awards, fellowships, and grants in a variety of categories to faculty engaged in a wide variety of disciplines.

Interdisciplinary Research Origination (IDR) Awards

Competitive award provides seed funding for interdisciplinary faculty teams to obtain preliminary data that leads to robust external funding proposals. Up to $120,000.

Scholarly and Creative Work Grants

Encourages and supports scholarly and creative work at BYU. All areas of scholarship or creative work at BYU are eligible for support. Up to $25,000.

Women’s Research Initiative (WRI) Grant

Support research and creative work focusing on women.

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.

TechPrep Foundation

Foundation seeks to fund late-stage research projects that have commercial promise.


International Vice President Faculty Research Grants

Up to $5,000 grants for faculty research in specific countries and Native American populations

The Office of the International Vice President has donated funds available to aid in faculty research projects in areas designated by the donor—Jordan, China, Ukraine, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Native American populations. Proposals will be reviewed twice per semester: September 30, November 30, January 31, and March 31. Notifications will be made approximately two weeks after each deadline. Applicants will be asked to provide a budget up to $5,000, an abstract, a project description, a brief literature review, methods and research questions, expected outcomes, and anticipated impacts.


Contact Information for the MSE Grants Team

Lynette Christensen

Research Administrator

149-E MCKB

Steven Christensen


201-C MCKB