The Graduate Research Fellowship award is designed to be used in support of students’ research and creative work. Graduate students who are in the initial stages of their research may apply. Applications will open October 1st, 2015. Deadline for applications is Feburary 1st, 2016.
The GMA is designed for a faculty member to mentor a graduate student who, in turn, mentors undergraduates. One of the motivations for this category of award is to facilitate the involvement of graduate students in assisting undergraduates with off-campus activities, but that is not a criterion. Graduate Studies is open to all activities that involve undergraduate mentoring by graduate students.
Graduate students presenting original research at conferences or performing or displaying creative work are eligible to receive a Research Presentation Award (RPA) averaging $400. RPAs are intended to enable graduate students to travel to important conferences or events within their discipline in order to present their scholarly and creative work. RPAs are awarded two times each year and are distributed within two months after the application deadline.
The High Impact Doctoral Research Assistantship (HIDRA) award program is designed to recruit non-BYU originating PhD graduate students, and is therefore restricted to applicants whose undergraduate education was obtained at other institutions. 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.