ORCA Grant Proposal

ORCA Grant Proposals are submitted online through the ORCA System. The proposal consists of three parts: Student Profile, Project Profile, and Faculty Mentor Endorsement.

The student submitting the proposal is responsible for the Student Profile and the Project Profile. The Office of Research & Creative Activities works with the Faculty Mentors 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.

Student Profile

The Student Profile asks questions about Personal Information, Educational Information, and about any previous ORCA Grants received.

       Hide Information Required for Student Profile

        Personal Information
             • First and Last Name
             • BYU ID
             • Email
             • Permanent Address
             • Phone Number
             • Country of Citizenship

        Educational Information
             • Year in School
             • Expected Graduation Date
             • Major
             • Academic College
             • Cumulative GPA


Project Profile

The Project Profile asks questions about Project Information, Co-Researcher Information, Faculty Mentor Information, Qualifications and Preparation Information, and a Project Profile Document that outlines the specifics of your project.

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        Project Information
             • Project Title
             • Project Abstract
             • Relevant Classes Taken
             • Whether the project involves the use of human or animal subjects
             • Whether the project involves any biohazardous material
             • Whether the project will produce copyrightable material
             • Possible countries of International travel

        Co-Researcher Information
             • First and Last Name
             • BYU ID
             • Permanent Address
             • Email
             • Phone Number
             • Country of Citizenship

        Mentor Information
             • First and Last Name
             • Email
             • Academic College
             • Academic Department

        Project Profile document
             • Guidelines:
                 - Length: two pages single spaced
                 - Margins: one inch on all sides
                 - Font Size: at least 10-pt
                 - File Format: PDF
                 - Maximum File Size: 2 megabytes (2 MB)
             • Header:
                 - Title
                 - Student Name, Email and NetID
                 - Mentor Name and Department
             • Body:
                 - Goal/Purpose
                 - Importance of Project
                 - Main Proposal Body
                 - Anticipated Academic Outcomes
                 - Qualifications
                 - Project Timetable
                 - Scholarly Sources
             • Use the Proposal Document Template as your guide

Faculty Mentor Endorsement

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