Deadline for Award Nominations Extended to December 1

October 01, 2018

The Sigma Xi Committee on Awards invites nominations by December 1 for Sigma Xi’s 2019–2020 prizes and awards program, which recognizes major achievements in science, engineering, and science communication. Most awards include an honorarium and an invitation to present a lecture at the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting. To submit a nomination for the following honors, see

  • The William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement is presented to a scientist who made an outstanding contribution to scientific research and demonstrated an ability to communicate this research to scientists in other disciplines.

  • The John P. McGovern Science and Society Award is for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to science and society.

  • The Walston Chubb Award for Innovation honors and promotes creativity among scientists and engineers.

  • The Young Investigator Award recognizes excellence in research by an active member of Sigma Xi within 10 years of his or her highest earned degree.

  • The Evan Ferguson Award for Service to the Society recognizes outstanding service to the Society and its mission.

  • Honorary Membership is given to distinguished individuals not otherwise eligible for membership in Sigma Xi and who have served science, or the Society, in a matter that deserves recognition.

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety