Phi Kappa Phi Announces 2024 Graduate Research Grant Recipients

Alyssa Papa
Mar 11, 2024

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, today announced the recipients of its Graduate Research Grants. The grants of up to $1,500 are designed to support graduate students who are active Society members seeking funding for research in support of career development opportunities.

The 20 grant recipients include students spanning a number of academic disciplines:

  • Kallol Barai, University of Maine
  • Alexa Beathard, Oklahoma City University
  • Rania Marie Buenavista, Kansas State University
  • Christopher Doney, Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Jillian Franks, University of Missouri-St Louis
  • Quanda Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Alexandra Lebron, Florida International University
  • Mitchell Nelson Lobo, MCPHS University
  • Daniel Manu, The University of New Mexico
  • Mahfuzul Nissan, University of New Orleans
  • Sagun Poudel, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Naresh Sah, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Michael Saunders, University of Michigan
  • Lenis Aislinn Separa, University of the Philippines
  • Zunaira Shoaib, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kaitlin Stober, Elon University
  • Louisa Tichy, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Hilda Torres, Texas State University
  • Sameeha Vardhan, Texas State University
  • Ellie Xu, University of Southern California

“A heartfelt congratulations to the 2024 Graduate Research Grant recipients. Your dedication and passion for research are truly inspiring, and we are honored to support your academic endeavors as you embark on this exciting journey,” said Society Executive Director and CEO Bradley R. Newcomer.

Established in 2018, the grants are part of the Society’s robust award and grant programs, which currently give $1.3 million each year to outstanding students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

To learn more about the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Research Grant and this year’s recipients, please visit