Important Sigma Xi Dates

February 18, 2021

SPRING NOMINATIONS: Who will you nominate for Sigma Xi membership this spring? Membership requires two nominators. Sigma Xi staff can help you find a second nominator if you need one. Please visit for more information.

MARCH 1: The Society offers subsidies for chapters in need of financial assistance to host a virtual or in-person visit by a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer. The deadline for Distinguished Lectureships subsidy applications is March 1 at 11:59 p.m. pacific time for lecturer visits that will take place between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. Visit to see a list of the most recent cohort of distinguished lecturers. 

MARCH 15: Undergraduate and graduate students may apply by March 15 for research funding from the Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program. For more information, visit

MARCH 26: Students in high school through graduate school may register and submit an abstract by 11:59 p.m. pacific time on March 26 to compete in the online Student Research Showcase in April. For more information, visit

APRIL 26: Online judging begins for the Student Research Showcase, including a discussion period between students and judges. Judging concludes on May 10, 2021.


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