The Wheatley Institution

The mission of the Wheatley Institution is to enhance the academic climate and scholarly reputation of BYU, and to enrich faculty and student experiences, by contributing recognized scholarship that lifts society by preserving and strengthening its core institutions.

The purpose of the institution is to produce consequential scholarship in key topics consistent with its core mission. The institution will convene leading scholars and experts from BYU and from beyond campus to research and publish collaboratively as well as individually on these topics. This convening and collaboration will enrich the academic environment for BYU students and faculty and expand the influence of BYU and its faculty within the scholarly disciplines and in the broader culture. Application of sound scholarly work to important real-world problems and meaningful implementation of the results of research are top priorities. The institution also seeks, through recognized scholarship, to influence the scholarly agenda and scholarly discourse in areas relevant to its mission both on campus and in the wider world. The institution will expand its contribution and influence through the dissemination of scholarly products, exchange of academic personnel and ideas through conferences and seminars, and the results of applied and programmatic research. Learn more at

Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Brigham Young University’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship is an organized research unit on the Provo, Utah, campus. Their scholars (research fellows) focus their study on a select number of sacred and religious texts and the traditions within which they are situated. The Maxwell Institute publishes three scholarly journals and a number of books each year that deal with subjects directly related to their work—titles on the Book of Mormon (including the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies), on the Bible and the ancient world (including Studies in the Bible and Antiquity), and on important medieval Middle Eastern texts. Their contributions to Mormon studies are principally contained in the pages of the Mormon Studies Review.

The mission of the Maxwell Institute is to deepen understanding and nurture discipleship among Latter-day Saints and to promote mutual respect and goodwill among people of all faiths through the scholarly study of religious texts and traditions. Learn more at

The Stirling Foundation