HIDRA

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. 

 

To be considered, the faculty member and the applicant must submit a joint proposal to Graduate Studies. The faculty member’s portion of the proposal must include: a) a current curriculum vitae, b) an description of the proposed research and the role of the graduate student, c) an explanation of how the proposed research addresses the long-term goals of the graduate program, d) the expected results of the research e) Letters of recommendation from the dean and department chair that evaluate the qualifications of the faculty member, the significance of the proposed work, and the level of department/college support. The applicant’s portion of the proposal must include: a) a current curriculum vitae, b) GPA, GRE, and other scores relevant to the discipline, c) a description of  the proposed research, d) three letters of recommendation from qualified academic sources.

 

A total of five HIDRA awards will be granted each year, with no more than two coming from the same college. The awards will be for $30,000 per academic year for a maximum of three years. Students and faculty will be required to submit annual written reports of progress in order for the awards to be continued.  Students who receive the HIDRA award must adhere to Brigham Young University’s Honor Code while a student at BYU.

 

The deadline for proposals is January 15.

 

If you are interested in the HIDRA award, please contact a faculty member in your desired field and work with them directly to begin the application process.

 

 

 

HIDRA Recipients From Its Inception

 

Year Awarded

Name

Department

Advisor

Biology

2015

Trevor Williams

Biology

Jerald Johnson

2014

Na Yin

Biology

Roger Koide

2013

Andrea Joanna Roth Monzon

Biology

Jerry Johnson

2013

Frank Petitto

Biology

John Kauwe

2012

Luke J. Welton

Biology

Jack Sites

Chemical Engineering

2013

Sarah Nikbakhsh

Chemical Engineering

John Hedengren

Chemistry

2016

Theresa Smith

Biochemistry

Barry Willardson

2015

Ryan Carlson

Chemistry

Daniel Ess

2014

Clinton King

Chemistry

Daniel Ess

2014

Marko Popovic

Chemistry

Brian Woodfield

2013

Wade Ellis

Chemistry

Paul Farnsworth

2012

Yuan Tian

Chemistry

Daniel Austin

Electrical and Computer Engineering

2016

Juan Perez Celis

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Michael Wirthlin

2015

Joel Wright

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Aaron Hawkins

2012

Rashid Mehmood

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Michael Jensen

Instructional Psychology & Technology

2011

Vera Terekhova

IP&T

Richard West

Mechanical Engineering

2015

Brendon Allen

Mechanical Engineering

Steve Charles

Physics and Astronomy

2012

Brandon Wiggins

Physics and Astronomy

Victor Migenes

Physiology and Developmental Biology

2012

Ting Chen

Physiology and Developmental Biology

David Thomson

Psychology

2016

Cooper Benton Hodges

Psychology

Sam Hardy

2015

Hannah Lindsey

Psychology

Shawn Gale

2014

Kimberly Barnett

Psychology

Chad Jensen

2013

Amber Cazzell

Psychology

Sam Hardy

2011

Kersti Spjut

Psychology

Scott Braithwaite

Wildlife and Wildlands

2016

Rebekah Stanton

Wildlife and Wildlands

Sam St. Clair

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