Sigma Xi Awards Research Grants to Students in Spring 2018 Cycle

June 13, 2018

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A word cloud comprised of some of the student projects that Sigma Xi's Grants-in-Aid of Research program will fund in its spring 2018 cycle. Word cloud courtesy of WordArt.com.

 

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program has been funding research by undergraduate and graduate students since 1922. In the spring 2018 cycle, the Society awarded 197 grants totaling $191,082 to students. The Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research, chaired by Peter J. Harries of North Carolina State University, selected 26 undergraduate students, 68 master’s students, and 103 doctoral candidates to receive grants. The awardees are from nine countries. 


The list of recipients for this cycle is available. 

GIAR logo Students may apply for funding from the program twice each year at sigmaxi.org/programs/grants-in-aid. The next application deadline is October 1. The grants are made possible by designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences and from donations. Twenty percent of the grant applications received in the spring 2018 cycle were funded. More grants could be awarded in future cycles if more donations are received. 

Sigma Xi is committed to strengthening the GIAR program. A Centennial Campaign, which kicked off at the 2016 Annual Meeting to count down to the program’s 100th year in 2022, calls for more financial support to help more students.

To donate to GIAR, go to sigmaxi.org/support-giar

Sigma Xi thanks the following people who reviewed 1,002 grant applications in the spring 2018 cycle. 

Peter Harries (Chair), North Carolina State University*
Asem Abdulahad, Xavier University of Louisiana
Joseph Akkara, National Science Foundation (Retired)
Advait Apte, Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
Sudharshana Apte, Altria Client Services*
Heather Arnett, University of Charleston
Stephanie Bingham, Barry University*
Charles Boklage, East Carolina University
Mayur Choudhary, Duke University
Drew Coleman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill*
Jose Crespo, Salt Lake City Community College*
Paul Fletcher, East Carolina University
Raymond Fornes, North Carolina State University
Eman Ghanem, Sigma Xi
Michael Just, North Carolina State University
Madhusudan Katti, North Carolina State University
Michael Lares, University of Mary
Stephen McMann, Williams Baptist College
Cecil McManus, PROBE Consulting Company*
John Millhauser, North Carolina State University
Timothy Ng, University of Maryland, College Park
Ann Paterson, Williams Baptist College
Padmanabhan Pattabiraman, Case Western Reserve University
Emma Perry, Unity College*
Megan Perry, East Carolina University
Chantal Reid, Duke University
Joanne Tillotson, State University of New York at Purchase (Retired)*
Tuan Tran, East Carolina University

 

*These reviewers are members of Sigma Xi's Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research.







A word cloud comprised of some of the student projects that Sigma Xi's Grants-in-Aid of Research program will fund in its spring 2018 cycle. Word cloud courtesy of WordArt.com.





A word cloud comprised of some of the student projects that Sigma Xi's Grants-in-Aid of Research program will fund in its spring 2018 cycle. Word cloud courtesy of WordArt.com.


More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. www.sigmaxi.org. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety

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