Sigma Xi Awards Student Research Grants for Fall 2023 Cycle

January 06, 2024


GAIR_noHyphens_1200RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA – Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is pleased to announce the awarding of 51 student research grants for the Fall 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 593 applications across most research disciplines. Chaired by Drew Coleman of the University of North Carolina, the committee awarded grants to 11 undergraduate students, 10 master’s students, and 30 doctoral students. Grant amounts ranged from $600–$5000 and a total of $100,628 was awarded.

  • Visit the GIAR Recipients page to view the names and research projects of the Fall 2023 awardees.
  • Visit the Faces of GIAR page to read follow-up stories of past recipients.
  • Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2024 cycle. Visit to apply.
  • Spring 2024 application deadline: March 15

Now in its 102nd 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 Fall 2023 grant application review process:

Peter Harries, North Carolina State University
Asem Abdulahad, 
Xavier University of Louisiana
Joseph Akkara, 
National Science Foundation (Retired)
Heather Arnett, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Stephanie Bingham, Barry University
Drew Coleman (Chair), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jose Crespo, Salt Lake Community College
Kelly Crowe, Xavier University
Paula Cushing, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Meredith Frazier, College of Charleston
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
Ann Paterson, Williams Baptist University
Emma Perry, University of Maine
Megan Perry, East Carolina University
Joanne Tillotson, State University of New York at Purchase (Retired)
Hannah Wetzel, Xavier University
Ann Yezerski, King’s College
Ruda Zhang, University of Houston

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