Graduate Studies allocates funding for graduate mentoring awards to supplement financial support packages offered to recruit and maintain excellent graduate students. Awards will be made in the amounts of $5,000; $10,000; and $15,000.
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. Please read the instructions provided through the link before submitting your application.
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.
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.