Why Sigma Xi
Gain Professional Credentials
Being active in Sigma Xi demonstrates to employers and graduate schools that you have achieved a high standard of excellence. As a member of this prestigious society, you join the company of over 180 Nobel Prize winners and other
distinguished scientists and engineers.
Receive Research Funding
Twice annually, the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program awards research grants to nearly 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students. As a Sigma Xi member you will be eligible to apply for grants from all available funds.
Build Your Professional Network
Gain valuable leadership experience and make career contacts. Through local chapters, Sigma Xi provides a unique platform for interacting within a multi-disciplinary community of researchers, educators, administrators and others, both within and outside your institution.
Become a Lifelong Learner
Stay current in all fields with American Scientist, Sigma Xiís award winning magazine. As a member benefit, your American Scientist subscription is a valuable resource that offers articles in a variety of disciplines, resources, and a comprehensive book review section.
Contribute to the Scientific Community
Sigma Xi members form a powerful international network at over 500 institutions. Through individual members and chapters, Sigma Xi addresses ethics, education, advocacy for research funding, public understanding of science, diversity, and international networking.
Build community and a sense of belonging with other scientists at your institution. Get involved in a special event with the help of others at your local chapter.
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