Student Funding Sources
College Funding Sources for Students
Student Research and Internship Awards:
Anderson Diabetes Research
The dean’s office will award $1,500 for one Life Science student’s mentored research in the area of diabetes mellitus. The award will be available only for unfunded CURA applications ranked during the department review.
College Undergraduate Research Awards (CURAs) (University + College funds)
Offers up to $4000 annual awards (up to $2000 of that to the faculty mentor’s research fund) are student-generated, in close collaboration with a faculty mentor, to facilitate the student’s research experience. Approximately 150 awards are funded across the college, with a base number given to each department including additional awards proportional to the number of applications received. Departments select awardees based on the college rubric.
Johanna Brown Award – Chair’s Selection
Offers up to three $1500 awards per year for inspiring learning opportunities to students with GPAs 3.4 or higher for those who otherwise may not receive a college or department award. Department Chairs (or Associate Chairs) may nominate up to one undergraduate recipient per year using a one-page rationale for their top pick. Award nominations are requested by the college in Winter or Fall semesters. Students are not required to submit an application (though students may approach their department chair to express interest to their chair).
Life Sciences Internship Fellowships (LSIF)
Offers up to $10,000 award to students who compete and obtain placement with prestigious summer internships at facilities with whom the College has formal arrangements to accept our students. Internship credit is required as part of the student’s fellowship award. A call for proposals will be announced a few weeks prior to the deadline, typically due the last Friday of the month.
Life Science Internship and Travel Grant
Offers up to $300 domestic travel and $600 international travel matching awards are available for student research or academic internships outside the local BYU area. The purpose of a Life Science Internship and Travel Grant (LSITG) is to encourage research and promote academic internships. Study Abroad experiences may be eligible if the Study Abroad supports the purpose and is sponsored by a department in the College. Students interested in applying for college support should first apply for funding from the department by completing the application on the travel grant website. Once the department has approved funding for travel, the application will be forwarded to the college for consideration. College majors pursuing Study Abroad experiences are eligible if the Kennedy Center program is sponsored by a department in the College. Applications are receivable four times during the academic year.
The dean’s office will award up to two $1500 awards for undergraduate student research in the areas of diseases of the eye, nutrition, allergies, alcoholism, and cancer. The awards will be available for unfunded CURA applications ranked during the department review. To be eligible, students must submit a complete CURA application with clear emphasize on diseases of the eye, nutrition, allergies, alcoholism, or cancer.