Sigma Xi Multi-Chapter Granting Program
Application Deadline: March 1 Annually
Funding/Activity Cycle: July 1 through June 30 Annually, following the March 1 application deadline
Chapters are both the backbone of Sigma Xi and its "hearth and home" for so many
members around the world. Recognizing this, the Society encourages collaborative
activities between chapters which further its mission: "To enhance the health of the research
enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of
science for the purpose of improving the human condition."
The Multi-Chapter Granting Program funds qualifying collaborations at a maximum of
$1,000 annually for a two-year activity run ($2,000 total per collaboration). Up to five new
distinct multi-chapter initiatives will be funded each year, based on their comparative
merits (see Selection Criteria below). Chapters in good standing from all Constituencies and
Regions are invited to participate. Chapters need not have geographical proximity to one
another to qualify for funding, and collaborative activities may be "real" or "virtual" (i.e.,
Internet-based). The Program guidelines are intended to be sufficiently broad and flexible
to spur a wide range of proposed activities which would qualify for a grant.
In considering applications, the evaluation process will look for collaborations which
meet the following criteria:
- Benefit the Society as a whole;
- Contribute to chaptersí overall health and vitality;
- Provide enhanced value to chaptersí new and existing members;
- Demonstrate innovation;
- Carry additional funding beyond what Sigma Xi might award (Note: Matching funds
are not required);
- Incorporate sustainability measures to ensure the collaborationís activities continue
beyond the two years of Multi-Chapter Grant funding.
A follow-up report will be required of all grant winners at the end of each funding phase,
and those chapters which complete their reports on time will be eligible for an annual Sigma
Xi Chapter Program Award.
Priority will be given to collaborations that align with one or more of the following
mission-driven themes and program areas:
- Develop the science and engineering workforce from career selection through
career growth and advancement;
- Promote diversity among the ranks of scientists and engineers;
- Promote the ethical practice of scientific and engineering research;
- Promote international cooperation in the research sector;
- Enhance the public understanding of science, engineering and technology;
- Contribute to civic discourse at the intersection of science and society by engaging
Sigma Xi members in such discourse.
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