Sigma Xi Programs

Recognizing today's accomplishments and tomorrow's potential

Ethics and Research

Sigma Xi aims to foster the highest professionalism among its members. This means cultivating a keen awareness of ethical issues and a proactive approach to research integrity as it applies to each stage of the research process


Grants-in-Aid of Research

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 90 years. Applications are due March 15 and October 1 annually. 

Critical Issues in Science

Sigma Xi is on the forefront of many critical issues in science and has sponsored discussions on topics that are significant to science and society.

Distinguished Lectureships

Since 1937 Sigma Xi has presented its Distinguished Lecturers. This is an opportunity for chapters to host visits from outstanding individuals who are at the leading edge of science. Lecturers are also featured during online Q & A sessions. 

Prizes & Awards

Sigma Xi awards and prizes recognize outstanding scientists and engineers for a lifetime of achievement, a promising early career, innovation, communicating science to the public or for service to the Society. Nominations are due October 1 for the following year's awards and prizes.

Research Partnerships

Sigma Xi has partnerships to share mutually beneficial information about science.

STEM Partnerships

Partnerships with other organizations have allowed Sigma Xi to bring to our members and chapters opportunities in education for developing programs, recognizing excellence, attending conferences and training sessions, and participating in leadership round-tables. 

Research Communications Initiative

The Research Communications Initiative (RCI) utilizes talented science communication professionals and 21st century strategies to help researchers and their organizations increase the impact of their work.

Science Communication

Members pay a discounted rate to work with a science communication coach for help with preparing presentations, developing leadership skills, or defending a thesis.  

Science Cafes

Science Cafés help the public connect with science. Scientists and engineers informally share their research during a conversational exchange in a friendly setting. 

Globally Engaged Workforce

Sigma Xi hosted a workshop that introduced various aspects of global engagement at the individual, institutional, and workforce levels of analysis.


Grant Recipients

Rebecca Lauer

Conservation Biology

Sigma Xi Member

Priyanka Bhattacharya


Sigma Xi Member

Allen Pope


Sigma Xi Member

Jade Keehn



Award Winners

Juliet Eilperin and Andrew Revkin

Honorary Member

Sigma Xi Member

Rodney J. Clifton

Monie A. Ferst Award

Sigma Xi Member

Rosalind W. Picard

Walston Chubb Award for Innovation

Sigma Xi Member

Miles O'Brien

Honorary Member

Sigma Xi Member