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Faculty welcome to apply for two university research grant programs

The Academic Vice President's Office encourages faculty members to apply now for two grant programs:

The Scholarly and Creative Work Grants are intended to encourage and support scholarly and creative work by faculty. Any area of scholarship or creative work is eligible for support. However, special emphasis will be given to work in five broad areas of particular interest to the University and to the Church. Grant applications will be reviewed by a faculty panel. The extent to which the grant support would involve students and facilitate ongoing work of excellence will also be considered.

Applicants may receive a Scholarly and Creative Work Grant of up to $25,000. The specific amount of the budget will be determined by the nature and scope of the projects proposed. The funds are to be expended in a two-year period and may not be used for faculty salary.

• The Eliza R. Snow Grant offers support in bringing LDS perspectives to the academic disciplines or in expressing LDS perspectives in creative work.

• The 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.)

• The John A. Widtsoe Grant offers support for innovative research or creative work that enhances the quality of life.

• The J. Reuben Clark Jr. Grant offers support for work that increases the influence of gospel principles in public life.

• The Emmeline B. Wells Grant offers support for research and creative work with a focus on contexts and issues related to women’s lives.

At the end of the term of the grant, recipients will be expected to submit to the office of the Associate Academic Vice President-Research and Graduate Studies a report of accomplishments during the term of the grant, the current status of the project supported by the grant, and how the research budget was expended.

Any full-time BYU faculty member in a CFS track for at least three years prior to the nomination is eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is Feb. 15, and they should be submitted to the Associate Academic Vice President-Research and Graduate Studies, A-376 ASB

Applications should include a cover sheet, an abbreviated curriculum vitae (no more than five pages), letters of support from the dean and department chair, a description of the project (three pages maximum) and a detailed budget for the work for which the funds will be used.

Significant funds are also available for research and creative work focusing on women through the Women’s Research Initiative Grants. Faculty from all campus disciplines in CFS-track appointments are invited to submit applications.

Research grants in amounts up to $5,000 may be proposed for expenditure in the 2010-11 academic year. Faculty salary may not be requested.

Proposals should include a cover sheet, an abbreviated curriculum vitae (five pages maximum), letters of endorsement from the department chair and dean, a description of the project (three pages maximum) and a detailed budget.

Proposals are due by March 15 in the office of the Associate Academic Vice President–Research and Graduate Studies, A-376 ASB. Announcement of awards will be made by April 30, and funds will be available to awardees Sept. 1.

Proposals will be evaluated by a faculty panel according to the following criteria: ability of applicant to carry out the work, quality of the proposed work and approach, and reasonableness of budget for proposed work.

For more information and application forms for both grant programs, contact Linda Whittaker at linda_whittaker@byu.edu.

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