Sigma Xi Awards Spring 2024 Student Research Grants

June 17, 2024


GIAR_logo_plainRESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA – Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is pleased to announce the awarding of 58 student research grants for the Spring 2024 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 948 applications across most research disciplines. Chaired by Drew Coleman of the University of North Carolina, the committee awarded grants to 9 undergraduate students, 10 master’s students, and 39 doctoral students. Grant amounts ranged from $300–$5,000 and a total of $124,160 was awarded.

  • Visit the GIAR Recipients page to view the names and research projects of the Fall 2024 awardees.
  • Visit the Faces of GIAR page to read follow-up stories of past recipients.
  • Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2024 cycle. Visit to apply.
  • Fall 2024 application deadline: October 1

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 Spring 2024 grant application review process:

Asem Abdulahad
Joseph Akkara
Hariharan Balasubramani
Stephanie Bingham
Chequita Brooks
Joseph Bruseo
Ilinca Ciubotariu
Jose Crespo
Kelly Crowe
Drew Coleman (Chair)
Arnaldo Dimagli
Shawn Ellerbroek
Mallikarjuna B Ellur
Meredith Frazier
Biswajoy Ghosh
Peter Harries
David Holler
Srinivasan Jayakumar
Santosh Kale
Shruthi Karnam
Michael Lares
Cecil McManus
Ioana Nicoleta Meleg
John Millhauser
Aisha Mohammed
Timothy Ng
Ann Paterson
Padhu Pattabiraman
Emma Perry
Megan Perry
Marina Lopez Pozo
Meera Ramanan
Elizabeth Salewski
Wadih Karam Sorekal
Joanne Tillotson 
Rama Krishna Vaddy
Justin Wan
Qiuran Wang
Hannah Wetzel
Ann Yezerski
Ruda Zhang 

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