The Redd Center promotes the study of the Intermountain West by offering grants to faculty and students at colleges and universities across the country to assist in their research. Scholars can also apply to come to BYU to use the L. Tom Perry Special Collections within the Harold B. Lee Library or apply to be a visiting scholar. In addition, the Center assists organizations who are sponsoring exhibits and lectures on the Intermountain West. Recognizing that excellent research also takes place outside of formal settings, the Redd Center also provides grants for independent scholars who are doing research and creative works on the area. There are special categories to assist the Redd Center's sponsoring institution, Brigham Young University. Other unique BYU programs are a mentored student assistantship program and a young scholar program.
The Redd Center offers approximately $100,000 per year in grants and awards. In order to help a larger number of scholars and organizations, the grants range from $1500 to $3000 apiece. The categories have evolved over the years so students do not have to compete against faculty members students working on senior or capstone undergraduate papers do not have to compete against PhD candidates. The purpose of these grants is to offset travel and other research expenses.
You may find more information on each award by clicking here to view our awards page.