The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Announces 2019 Graduate Research Grants

Beth Colvin
Mar 20, 2019
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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, today announced the recipients of the first Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Research Grants. The $1,500 travel grant pilot project was designed to support graduate students who are active Society members seeking funding for travel to conduct or present research.

The 10 grant recipients include students spanning a number of academic disciplines:

  • Sahin Acikgoz, University of Michigan
  • Erica Berejnoi, Arizona State University
  • Ronald J. Clark, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Ghadeer Khalid Dawwas, University of Florida
  • Ilias Gavrielatos, The University of Tulsa
  • Ralph Lewis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jordan Pratt, Texas A&M University
  • Katherine M. Robiadek, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Liberatus J. Rwebugisa, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Ani St. Amand, University of Maine

“We were overwhelmed at the response to our initial offering of a graduate research grant. There is a clear need for funding that enables graduate students to conduct research and present their work at conferences,” said Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to support our graduate student members through this pilot.”

The Society gives nearly $1 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