The University of Illinois at Chicago Chapter


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi


New: Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Research Grants

Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society for outstanding students of any academic discipline.  The UIC Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi invites academically qualified juniors and seniors to submit grant proposals for the support of their scholarly activities.  The purpose of these grants is to make possible the undertaking of significant projects beyond the scope of normal coursework.  A maximum of $700 per grant will be awarded.  Applicants do not have to be members of Phi Kappa Phi.  Most awards are granted in support of specific research projects, though funding for attendance at a professional meeting (to present a paper) and other activities will be considered.


Interested students should obtain an application online at: or from the Honors College, 103 Burnham Hall.  Applications should include the following:


·      application form;

·      a formal proposal, written in non-technical language;

·      an up to date C.V.;

·      brief (150-200 word) abstract of your proposal, suitable for oral presentation at the induction ceremony;

·      a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. 



All application materials must be received in the Honors College by Thursday, April 1st, 2010.  The number of grants and the amount of the awards will be determined on the merits of the individual proposals by the Executive Committee of the UIC chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.


About Phi Kappa Phi

The purpose of Phi Kappa Phi, unique among honor societies, is not only to recognize and encourage superior scholarship but also to bring together the best scholars in all disciplines and so to foster mutual respect and cooperation to the benefit of all.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was founded at the University of Maine in 1897 and has now grown to a total membership of over 800,000. The University of Illinois at Chicago Chapter is the one hundred fifty-second chapter of the Society.

Membership in the University of Illinois at Chicago Chapter is attained by election based on the requirements and criteria set by the faculty members of the Chapter. These criteria include, for both undergraduate and graduate students, residence and grade-point average requirements. The total number elected each year is limited to a small percentage of the graduating class. Faculty members must have achieved noteworthy distinction in their fields to be eligible for election.


Membership Eligibility

Juniors must have earned a minimum of 60 credit hours (30 in residence at UIC) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.75; seniors must have 90 credit hours (30 in residence at UIC) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50. Graduate students must be nominated by his or her department.


Steve Jordan , Immediate Past President


Jennifer Kosco, Secretary/Public Relations

Past Inductees & Photos

Link to Phi Kappa Phi National Chapter