BYU provides some funding to support research. Go to the links on this page to learn about these funding opportunities.
High Impact Doctoral Research Asistant (HIDRA)
  • They award $30,000 a year for three years
  • Submission Deadline: January 15
  • There are 5 awarded per year across the university
  • They are provided to a PhD student whose undergraduate degree is from an institution other than BYU
  • Both faculty and student qualifications are considered in the selection process
  • Applications should be submitted to department by a faculty member
Graduate Research Fellowship Award
  • Fellowship awards $15,000 for one year
  • Submission Deadline: February 15
  • Applications are reviewed by one person inside and one person outside the college
  • Fellowships are awarded for academic year
  • Students should apply online
Mentoring Environmental Grants (MEG)
  • $20,000 grants will go to support faculty in mentoring students
  • Grants are provided to individual faculty or groups of faculty
ORCA Fellowships (students apply)
  • ORCA Submission Deadline: mid-October
  • ORCA Awards Announced: February
  • Award is $1,800: $1,500 for student, $300 for mentor
Scholarly and Creative Works Grants
  • Eliza R. Snow Grant – offers support in bringing LDS perspectives to the academic disciplines, or in expressing LDS perspectives in creative work.
  • David O. McKay Grant – offers support for improving teaching across all disciplines consistent with the aims of a BYU Education. (See Aims of a BYU Education)
  • John A. Widtsoe Grant – offers support for innovative research or creative work that enhances the quality of life.
  • J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Grant – offers support for work that increases the influence of the gospel principles in public life.
  • Emmeline B Wells Grant – offers support for research and creative work with a focus on contexts and issues related to women’s lives.
  • Applications are due Monday, October 31, 2016 and should be sent to Chadra Poulson (chadra@byu.edu)


Women’s Research Initiatives
  • These grants are intended to support research and creative work focusing on women. The maximum amount of each award will be $5000 and the money must be spent during the calendar year in which the award is received. Funds may not be used for faculty salary.
  • Submit by email to Chadra Poulson (chadra@byu.edu) by Monday, October 31, 2016
BYU Marriott School Global Management Center Research Grants
  • International Business
    BYU CIBER will fund up to four significant faculty research projects each CIBER funding cycle year (October-September). Special emphasis will be placed on clusters of international business researching conducted in global financial reporting, international finance, global supply chain management, international strategy, and ethics. Funding will be in the amount of $1,000 per faculty member and can be used to support travel, a research assistant, software, data, survey expenses, or other relevant costs.
  • International Ethics and Social Responsibility
    Every year the GMC allocates money to help fund up to four research projects in global ethics and social responsibility. These proposals should focus on important research topics specially dealing within the field of international ethics and social responsibility. Funding will be in the amount of $1,000 per faculty member and can be used to support travel, a research assistant, software, data, survey expenses, or other relevant costs.
  • Center for European Studies Grant
    The Center for the Study of Europe will again this year award research grants ranging from $1000-$3000 to deserving faculty projects researching historical, political, sociological, economic, cultural, and linguistic issues relating to Europe. Funding for these grants is made possible by the US Department of Education Title VI grant awarded to CSE as a National Resource Center for Europe.
BYU David Kennedy Center Faculty Research Grants
  • $5,000 per proposal
  • Full-time BYU faculty to help them jump-start international-focused research. The committee may support such activities as archival research, surveys, field study, archaeological digs, or small meetings to help faculty collaborate with experts in other countries
BYU David Kennedy Center Conference Travel Grants
  • $1,000 cap per award
  • Available to faculty presenting papers at conferences with both an international location and focus.