Sigma Xi Programs

Recognizing today's accomplishments and tomorrow's potential

Grant Application Deadline – October 1, 2016

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 for funding for the October 1 cycle will go online August 1, 2016.

Award Nomination Deadline – October 1, 2016

Sigma Xi Awards 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 for 2015 awards are due October 1, 2016. 

Water: Debate on Critical Issue in Science

A recent U.S. government report tells an unambiguous story: The planet is warming, climate change is driven primarily by people and it's already affecting Americans, through more frequent or intense heat waves, downpours and, in some regions, floods or droughts. Sigma Xi will focus on the critical issue of Water through discussions at 2014 Annual Meeting in Arizona.

Grant Recipients

Rebecca Lauer

Conservation Biology

Sigma Xi Member

Jade Keehn



Allen Pope


Sigma Xi Member

Priyanka Bhattacharya


Sigma Xi Member

Award Winners

Miles O'Brien

Honorary Member

Sigma Xi Member

May Berenbaum

John P. McGovern Science and Society Award

Sigma Xi Member

Michael Stevens

Honorary Member

Sigma Xi Member

Rosalind W. Picard

Walston Chubb Award for Innovation

Sigma Xi Member