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Phi Beta Kappa Student Research Grants

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The Case Western Reserve University Alpha of Ohio chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society sponsors research grants for undergraduates and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.


  1. Actively enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences
  2. Research proposal must be related to a student's academic work.
  3. Research may be done at Case Western Reserve University or elsewhere.
  4. Funds must be used for a well-defined aspect of a student’s project including specialized equipment, supplies, travel, etc.

Application Procedure

Along with the application, students must submit:

  • purpose for funds requested
  • project description
  • itemized budget
  • letter of recommendation

The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be posted here in the fall. Completed applications will be due in April 2017 and must be submitted to Phi Beta Kappa c/o Dean Amanda McCarthy, Office of Undergraduate Studies, Sears Building 357.

Value of the Award

The research grants range up to a few hundred dollars. There are no set number of grants. The funds are generally intended to support research itself, rather than living expenses in the Cleveland area. Costs of supplies and equipment related to the research, travel expenses, and fees to attend a conference would be examples.


Dr. Angela Ciccia, Assistant Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences

Past Winners


Leah Lee
Class of 2018
Majors: Biology and Spanish

Lauren Pohl
Class of 2015
Majors: Anthropology and Psychology


Nicholas Novak
Class of 2015
Major: Anthropology

Mahi Singh
Class of 2015
Majors: Anthropology, Biology

Alex Razavi
Class of 2015
Major: Biochemistry


Sophia Hu
Class of 2015
Major: Biochemistry

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