MEG Grant Proposal

MEG Grant Proposals are submitted online through the ORCA System. Each Proposal consists of three parts: Project Profile, Project Budget, and Department Chair Endorsement.

The faculty member submitting the Proposal is responsible for the Project Profile and Project Budget. The Office of Research & Creative Activities works with the Department Chairs after the submission deadline to get the Endorsement. The specifics of each part are outlined below. It is recommended that you don't wait until the last day to sign in for the first time.


Project Profile

The Project Profile asks questions about Department Chair, Co-Researcher Information, Project Information, and a Project Profile Document that outlines the specifics of your project.

       Hide Information Required for Project Profile

        Department Chair
             • First and Last Name
             • Email
             • College

        Co-Researcher Information
             • Select co-researchers using a search function.
             • Co-researchers must be full-time BYU faculty.
             • BYU faculty may only be listed as the main researcher or a co-researcher once.

        Project Information
             • Title
             • Abstract
             • Number of undergraduate students mentored
             • Number of graduate students mentored
             • Possible countries that may be visited

        Project Profile document
             • Guidelines:
                 - Length: ten pages single spaced (approximately 5000 words)
                 - Margins: one inch on all sides
                 - Font Size: at least 10-pt
                 - File Format: PDF
                 - Maximum File Size: 2 megabytes (2 MB)
             •Requirements apply unless they differ from the college-specific instructions, in which case college-specific instructions should be followed
             • Three templates:
                 - PDF Logo Custom template for College of Life Science applicants
                 - PDF Logo Custom template for College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences applicants
                 - Word Logo Custom Proposal Document template for David O. McKay School of Education faculty
                 - PDF Logo Standard template for MEG applicants


Project Budget

The Project Profile asks questions about Personnel Budget and the Project Budget

       Hide Information Required for Project Budget

        Personnel Budget
             • Number of undergraduate students mentored
             • Amount used for undergraduate wages
             • Number of graduate students mentored
             • Amount used for graduate wages

        Project Budget
             • Supply expenses
             • Amount used for supplies
             • Travel expenses
             • Amount used for travel expenses
             • Other expenses
             • Amount used for other expenses
             • The total budget can be up to $20,000. MEG Grants do not cover tuition, equipment (Equipment is $5,000 or more; less than $5,000 is considered supplies), or faculty wages.


Department Chair Endorsement

The Office of Research & Creative Activities works with the Department Chairs after the submission deadline to get the Endorsement.