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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.

  • 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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  • The Department of Dance offers student and faculty grants through the generosity of the Leona Holbrook endowment. Holbrook funds should ultimately support student-centered experiences and opportunities.

    Holbrook funding is available to the following individuals, with priority given to Full-time faculty and Dance Major students:

    • Assistant Professor-working toward 6th year review
    • Associate Professor-working toward final review
    • Full Professor, Associate Professor NOT working toward final review, visiting full-time faculty, and administrative positions
    • Adjunct Faculty
    • Dance Major student
    • Non-Dance Major student

    Holbrook funding is awarded based on the following criteria:

    • Conceptual Merit-depth of experience for participants
    • Strength of the written proposal including specificity in the proposed budget
    • Potential for exposure and/or influence
    • Degree of correlation to current assignments/studies
    • History and level of funding received in the last three years
    • Access to additional funding

    Guiding principles for Holbrook funding consideration:

    • Proposals from students applying for study abroad programs will only be granted by approval of the chair of the Department of Dance.
    • Artistic Directors desiring funding for costs related to department-approved companies may apply for Holbrook funding. Such applications will only be granted by approval of the chair of the Department of Dance.
    • Holbrook funds cover actual costs up to per diem costs for full-time faculty only.
    • Students are encouraged to write Holbrook 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.

    Recipients of Holbrook funding will be asked to submit photos and videos of the project along with a short summary of the project.

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  • 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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  • Travel funds are available to the following individuals. Students are not eligible for travel funds.

    • Assistant Professor-working toward 6th year review
    • Associate Professor-working toward final review
    • Full Professor, Associate Professor NOT working toward final review, visiting full-time faculty, and administrative positions
    • Adjunct Faculty

    Travel funds are awarded based on the following criteria:

    • Conceptual Merit-depth of experience for participants
    • Purpose of travel
    • 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
    • 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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  • 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/