Member (Full Member).
Any individual who has shown noteworthy achievement as an
original investigator in a field of pure or applied science is eligible
for election or promotion to full membership in the
Society by a chapter or the Committee on Qualifications and
Any individual who has, through initial research achievement
in a field of pure or applied science, shown aptitude for
research which is expected in due course to lead to the fulfillment
of the requirements for full membership, is eligible for
election to associate membership by a chapter or the
Committee on Qualifications and Membership.
Students members are classified as either full or associate members based on the criteria above. Reduced dues category in place for students and transitional (<5-yrs post doctoral). Associate membership for students is offered to encourage young investigators with promise to continue careers in research. In making the nomination, both the nominator and the seconder attest to the nominee’s potential for future promotion to full member.
“Noteworthy Achievement”: Noteworthy achievement
in research specified for election or promotion to
full membership…must be evidenced by publication,
patents, written reports or a thesis or dissertation, which
must be available to the Committee on Qualifications and
Membership if requested. Membership in the Society is
neither linked to the possession of any degree nor contingent
upon belonging to some other organization.
“Research Aptitude”: Research aptitude specified for
election to associate membership… must be evidenced
by independent investigation ordinarily resulting in a
written report, which must be available to the
Committee on Qualifications and Membership if
Sigma Xi Affliate Circle
The Sigma Xi Affliate Circle recognizes important contributions
to scientific research made by science teachers, clinicians, technicians
and others who are not eligible for Sigma Xi membership.
Dues and membership categories.
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