Awards & Grants
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its award and grant programs. More than $1 million is awarded each biennium to outstanding members and chapters through the Society's various award competitions.
Please note that awards are given at both the chapter and national level. Chapter awards are indicated as such in parenthesis on this page. See the Member Accomplishments page to view recent award and grant recipients.
Open to All of Duquesne
Spirit of Learning Award (Chapter Award)
The officers and the student membership of PKP award this distinction to the staff or faculty members who best exemplify the creativity, excellence, and dedication in teaching and professionalism at Duquesne University. Two awards are offered. One is chosen by the faculty of Duquesne University. The other is nominated by Duquesne PKP Students.
2018 Faculty Spirit of Learning Award Winner: Dr. David Delmonico, School of Education
Study Abroad Grants (50 distributed annually)
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
PKP Members Only
Phi Kappa Phi GSRS Awards (Chapter Award)
Phi Kappa Phi offers awards to recognize outstanding graduate scholarship across all disciplines in the university at Duquesne University's GSRS. Posters and oral presentations are judged based on intellectual merits and demonstration that the research presented meets the standard of its field.
Phi Kappa Phi URSS Awards (Chapter Award)
Phi Kappa Phi offers awards to recognize outstanding undergraduate research across all disciplines in the university at Duquesne University's URSS. Posters and oral presentations are judged based on intellectual merits and demonstration that the research presented meets the standard of its field.
Fellowships (58 distributed annually)
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty Fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.
CHAPTER DEADLINE: April 1, 2020
For more information regarding chapter submission details, please contact our scholarship officer Dr. Laura Crothers
All Duquesne University Phi Kappa Phi Applicants must work with Dr. Crothers in preparing their applications. Local applications will be reviewed by a panel of faculty. The top application will be sent to compete for the Society-wide award. In addition, our top 3 local applicants will receive a local award:
(1) $500 Award-- Applicant goes onto nationals
(2) $250 Honorable Mentions
HEADQUARTERS DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2020
Dissertation Fellowships (10 distributed annually)
Each year, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards ten Dissertation Fellowships of $10,000 each to members who
are doctoral candidates and are completing dissertations.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2019
Graduate Research Grant (variable number distributed annually)
Description: Travel grants of up to $1,500 are available to graduate students. The grants provide funding for travel in support of career development opportunities, such as conducting or presenting research.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2020
Love of Learning Awards (200 distributed annually)
Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for active Phi Kappa Phi members to include (but not be limited to): Graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching/research/learning, etc. Recipients of the Fellowship award are not eligible to apply. Two hundred awards, at $500 each, are distributed each year.
DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2020
Literacy Grants (variable number distributed annually)
The Literacy Grants program was initiated in 2003 to mobilize members and resources of Phi Kappa Phi and the higher education community to champion literacy initiatives. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to chapters and individual members to fund ongoing literacy projects or create new programs.
DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2020
Phi Kapp Phi Scholar & Artist Awards (one each distributed every biennium)
The Phi Kappa Phi Scholar and Artist Awards honor those individuals who demonstrate the ideals of the Society through their lifelong activities, achievements, and scholarship. Recipients are awarded a $1,000 honorarium, one-year active membership, a recognition certificate and the opportunity to attend the Society's biennial convention.
DEADLINE: Opens Dec. 15, 2018
The Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award (one distributed every biennium)
The Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award grants $1,000 biennially to an active member who has provided sustained, non-compensated volunteer service to others beyond the realm of academia.
DEADLINE: Opens Sep. 17, 2019