Funding Opportunities


College and Departmental Sources



Name: Graduate Mentoring Assistantship Grant

Description: This assistantship is a faculty-originated funding mechanism which gives graduate students an opportunity to mentor undergraduate students. The goal of the GMA program is to enable students (both undergraduate and graduate) to participate in a scholarly project that is of extraordinary and potentially life-changing experiential significance that would not be possible without funding from Graduate Studies. Proposals are initiated by faculty and submitted to the dean of their respective colleges. 

Award: Funding is limited to a maximum of $15,000, depending on the resource needs of the proposed project, and must be restricted to direct support of the proposed project. The application must include an itemized budget.

Deadline: December 14th, 2018


Name: Student Travel Grant

Description: The Marjorie Pay Hinckley Endowed Chair in Social Work and the Social Sciences and the Mary Lou Fulton Chair in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences provide funds to support student participation in professional academic conferences. These awards can be used to pay for the student’s conference registration, travel, meals and lodging. It is understood that the department will share a portion of the costs.

Award: Varies

Deadline: Year-round, though early application is encouraged.


Anthropology Department


Name: Grace Elizabeth Shallit Grant

Description: The Grace Elizabeth Shallit Memorial Fund provides modest research grants for graduate students, faculty members, and administrative staff from the BYU Department of Anthropology. Applications are available online, or from the Department of Anthropology secretaries. At the conclusion of the academic year, recipients must submit a preliminary report to the Shallit Fund Review Committee and Chair that summarizes research activities and details monies spent.

Award: $2000

Deadline: November 15th


Name: Warren Van Pelt Grant Scholarship

Description: A scholarship available for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Anthropology.

Award: Varies.

Deadline: Varies. Check with the Anthropology department for more details.


Harold B. Lee Library


Name: Library Research Grant

Description: 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 subject librarian as they make use of the services, resources, and collections of the Harold B. Lee Library.


Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at BYU


Name: Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women’s History

Description: The Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women's History will be given each year to an undergraduate or graduate student doing research on women in the American West (west of the Mississippi River). It is named after Annaley Naegle Redd, a prominent southeastern Utah rancher and philanthropist and wife of Charles Redd.

Award: $1,500

Deadline: March 15th


Name: Public Programming Award

Description: The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from private or public organizations for its public programming award. Any organization that is planning a conference, museum exhibit, lecture series or similar public program is eligible to apply. The proposed program should illuminate some aspect of the American experience in the Mountain West (defined as the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). Advertising for the project should list the Charles Redd Center as a sponsor. Specific questions may be directed to the Center.

Award: Up to $3,000

Deadline: March 15th


Name: Summer Award for BYU Upper Division and Graduate Students

Description: The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from upper division and graduate students for summer awards for research dealing with the Mountain West (defined as including the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). Awards may be used for any worthy project including preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. The funds are to be used for research support (supplies, travel, etc.) and not as a salary or for capital equipment. The amount of money awarded will be determined by the research needs as indicated in the application.

Award: Up to $1,500

Deadline: March 15th


Name: FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies)

Description: The BYU Kennedy Center for International Studies offers a series of foreign lanugage scholarships funded by the U.S. Department of Education to be used for language development and European and Asian area studies. There is a variety of other scholarships offered through the Kennedy Center on this link as well.

Amount: Full tuition plus $5,000 to undergraduates and $15,000 to graduate students as a full-year stipend.