Collaborative Research Competition

2022 Collaborative Research Competition

$5,000 1st Place Prize
$2,500 2nd Place Prize*

The theme of this year’s competition: “Next Century, New Era” 

Teams must declare their intention to compete by emailing the project title, abstract, and team composition to no later than Nov. 15, 2021. Click the button below to view the full competition details.

Read the Full 2021-22 Call for Projects

Alpha Chi is a multidisciplinary honor society, and this annual competition is one way Alpha Chi fosters collaboration among student members from these different academic fields. Any chapter can put together a multidisciplinary team to do research around a common goal. The teams that competed in 2021 are posted here, and the teams for 2022 must declare their intent to compete no later than October 31, 2021 (extended to 11/15/21).

Each team will identify a problem or formulate a hypothesis and conduct the necessary research. A research report of no more than 15 pages (not including title page and citations) will be submitted by March 1, 2022. The title page must identify each team member, their classification and discipline, as well as a research overview describing how the team planned, divided, and conducted its collaborative project. A multidisciplinary panel of judges will evaluate the research report, poster, and a 10-minute oral presentation with a 4-minute question and answer period during the 2022 convention. Teams will have until March 24 to complete their work.