Sigma Xi Awards Student Research Grants for Spring 2023 Cycle

July 13, 2023


GAIR_noHyphens_1200RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA – Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is pleased to announce the awarding of 108 student research grants for the Spring 2023 cycle of its Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program. Since 1922, the Society’s GIAR program has been funding research for undergraduate and graduate students, and currently awards grants biannually in the fall and spring.

This year’s Committee on Grants in Aid of Research, along with a panel of guest reviewers, evaluated 780 applications across most research disciplines. Chaired by Drew Coleman of the University of North Carolina, the committee awarded grants to 16 undergraduate students, 28 master’s students, and 64 doctoral students. Grant amounts ranged from $500–$4790 and a total of $125,631 was awarded.

  • Visit the GIAR Recipients page to view the names and research projects of the Spring 2023 awardees.
  • Visit the Faces of GIAR page to read follow-up stories of past recipients.
  • Learn more about the program, including how to apply for the Fall 2023 cycle, by visiting
  • Fall 2023 application deadline: October 1

Now in its 101st year, the GIAR program is made possible thanks to designated funds from Sigma Xi members, the National Academy of Sciences, and the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired. Sigma Xi thanks the following committee members and volunteers who took part in the Spring 2023 grant application review process:

Peter Harries, North Carolina State University
Asem Abdulahad,
Xavier University of Louisiana
Joseph Akkara,
National Science Foundation (Retired)
Stephanie Bingham,
Barry University
Drew Coleman (Chair),
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jose Crespo,
Salt Lake Community College
Kelly Crowe,
Xavier University
Shawn Ellerbroek,
Wartburg College
Meredith Frazier, College of Charleston
Eman Ghanem,
Duke University
Cassandra Hayne,
University of Chicago
David Holler,
North Carolina State University
Michael Just,
Shruthi Karnam,
University of California-Berkeley
Michael Lares,
University of Mary
Cecil McManus,
PROBE Consulting Company
John Millhauser,
North Carolina State University
Timothy Ng,
University of Maryland, College Park
Emma Perry,
University of Maine
Meera Ramanan,
Emory University
Peter Zani,
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Ann Yezerski,
King’s College
Ruda Zhang,
University of Houston
Brenna Zimmer,
North Carolina State University

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. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety