June 29, 2016
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society congratulates 124 undergraduate and graduate students who were selected to receive research funding from the spring 2016 cycle of its Grants-in-Aid of Research Program. Grants distributed in this cycle totaled $108,038.
This cycle's awardees are located at institutions across the United States as well as New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Nigeria. Their research fields include ecology, chemistry, biology, anthropology, physiology, hydrology, paleontology, psychology, engineering, social science, and physics.
A list of the awardees that includes their study titles is posted on the Sigma Xi website. The next deadline for grant applications is October 1, 2016.
Sigma Xi thanks the 29 reviewers who generously volunteered to review the grant applications. The volunteers were mostly Sigma Xi members and many of them serve on the Society's Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research, chaired by Peter Harries from North Carolina State University.
The Grants-in-Aid of Research program has supported student research since 1922, thanks to donors and designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences. A five-year countdown to the program's centennial year will kick off at the 2016 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference this November in Atlanta.
If you would like to support student research by donating to the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, go to the donations page.