Prizes & Grants

Teaching Prize

Each year, the undergraduate members of Alpha Iota, led by four Phi Beta Kappa Marshals, decide on the Phi Beta Kappa awards for teaching excellence given to three members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the Literary Exercises. Only the undergraduate members of the Chapter can nominate teachers for this prize. Read more

Lucy Allen Paton Prizes

Lucy Allen Paton (1865-1951), medievalist and biographer, graduated from Radcliffe College. She received her A.B. (1892), A.M. (1894), and was one of the first to receive the Ph.D (1902). Among her publications was Elizabeth Cary Agassiz: A Biography (1919), and a number of articles about, and editions of, Arthurian mythology. Read more

Patricia King Research Grants

These are fellowships named in honor of Patricia King (1937-1994) the first Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Radcliffe College. King was elected to the Radcliffe chapter of Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate, and served as an officer until her death. The fellowships, intended to sustain the independent and original research essential to any outstanding thesis or project, were originally a program of the Radcliffe chapter but are now open to men and women students. Read more