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Grants & Scholarships

Faculty and Departments may secure funding for creative projects from a variety of sources. Expand below for information on the funding opportunities that are currently offered.

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    Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts

    The Laycock Center provides funding for large-scale collaborative projects. The purpose of this endowment is to create opportunities for students in the College of Fine Arts and Communications to develop and excel in collaborative environments under tutelage of master mentors. The endowment will promote and enable creative collaboration among faculty, students, artists, educators, and scholars in any of the various disciplines of the College, and establish a unique culture of student mentoring.

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    Mary Lou Fulton

    The Department of Dance offers student scholarships and grants through the generosity of the Mary Lou Fulton endowment. Fulton funds should ultimately bless the students and help full-time faculty as they work toward rank advancement. Proposals that support student-centered experiences and opportunities will receive the most support.

    Additionally, applications receive rankings depending upon the classification of the applicant. They are listed below in order of highest to lowest priority:

    1. Assistant Professor-working toward 6th year review
    2. Associate Professor-working toward final review
    3. Full Professor, Associate Professor NOT working toward final review, or visiting full-time faculty
    4. Adjunct Faculty
    5. Dance Major student
    6. Non-Dance Major student

    Other considerations which are taken into consideration when ranking proposals include:

    • Conceptual Merit-depth of experience for participants
    • Strength of the written proposal including proposed budget
    • Potential to benefit students
    • Potential for exposure and/or influence
    • Enhancement/enrichment of ongoing research area
    • Professional development-degree of correlation to current assignments
    • History and level of funding received in the last three years
    • Access to additional funding

    Guidelines for other funding considerations
    Fulton funds are not intended to fund individual students’ Study Abroad experiences. However, Fulton funds can be used for the following:

    • Directors of Study Abroad programs may apply for funding for a study abroad experience that benefits each of the participants
    • Students may apply for Fulton funds to pay for additional research and/or experiences that are above and beyond the study abroad program, provided there is significant depth of experience
    • Fulton funds are not intended to fund equipment, or production elements of specific performances, except where it would benefit the students.
    • Traditionally, Fulton funds cover actual costs up to per diem costs for full-time faculty.
    • Students are encouraged to write Fulton proposals in order to gain experience in grant writing. Faculty should not write them in the name of students or vice versa. Students should write proposals for projects that are initiated by students.

    Anyone receiving Fulton funds will be given a report deadline and guideline. This report should include how the project impacted/will impact BYU students, as well as a thank you letter from all participants to Ira Fulton. It should include photos, videos, or anything else that will help you to report on the use of the funds. Additionally, please be advised that no further Fulton funding may be applied for if any previous funded Fulton projects that are completed have not had a final report submitted.

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    Oscarson Discovery Grant

    The R. Don and Shirley Oscarson Discovery Grant program is to help the best-qualified senior students in communications, dance, music, visual arts, and theatre and media arts. Through financial grants that assist exceptional students in making a transition from the academic to the professional world, this opportunity will help students to participate in exhibits, auditions, performances, internships, etc. to expose their work to the commercial marketplace and to receive training in the “Business of Art.”

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    Dance Travel Application

    Eligibility for travel funds is ranked as follows from highest to lowest priority:

    1. Assistant Professor-working toward 6th year review
    2. Associate Professor-working toward final review
    3. Full Professor, Associate Professor NOT working toward final review, or visiting full-time faculty
    4. Adjunct Faculty

    *Please note that students are not eligible for travel funds.

    Other considerations which are taken into consideration when ranking proposals include:

    • Conceptual Merit-depth of experience for participants
    • Purpose of travel (ranked from highest to lowest priority):
    • Fulfillment of responsibilities as an officer in a national organization
    • Adjudication of creative works or scholarship
    • Conference presentation or workshop
    • Conference or workshop attendance-not presenting
    • Potential for exposure and/or influence
    • Enhancement/enrichment of ongoing research area
    • Professional development-degree of correlation to current assignment(s)
    • History and level of funding received in the last three years
    • Access to additional funding

    Conference and certification fees are generally not funded through travel funds.

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    Film & Digital Media Fund Application

    The Film and Digital Media Fund is a means by which Department of Dance faculty receive support to conceptualize, create, and produce innovative media projects in support of the educational mission of the department. Successful proposals will have a detailed and realistic budget, timeline, and plan.

    All department Film and Digital Media Funds must be spent by Dec. 1 of the year awarded, without exception.

    Important note: This application is for department Film and Digital Media Funds, which is a separate fund and application process from college funding of the same name.

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Report Templates

Use these report templates as part of the process to apply for a grant. Then drag and drop completed files into the field below to submit Fulton reports.

Fulton Report Template
Film and Digital Media Report Template

College Resources for Faculty Funding

https://cfac.byu.edu/faculty-funding/