Sigma Xi's Grants-in-Aid of Research Centennial Campaign

In 2022, the Society's GIAR program celebrates its 100th year having supported more than 40,000 GIARlogo100yearstudents at a crucial time in their careers.

The current GIAR endowment needs to grow to be even more effective in supporting promising young researchers.

To celebrate our GIAR's centenary, and for Sigma Xi to truly represent an investment in the future of science and engineering, we wish to double the endowment to expand the program and offer larger grants.

Help continue Sigma Xi's proud tradition of supporting young, promising students at the outset of their research careers. By supporting the GIAR Centennial Campaign you will change lives, challenge thinking, and encourage innovation.

Act now to support Grants-in-Aid!

Donate by check: Make checks payable to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.
Mail to:
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society
3200 Chapel Hill Nelson Highway, Suite 300
P.O. Box 13982
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Donate online: Please visit our DONATE page, enter the requested information and click on Send Your Donation!  

Arrange to donate stock or required minimum distribution (RMD): Please call 1-800-653-2534 ext. 233 or send an email to to arrange your gift of stock or RMD. The following links on Required Minimum Distributions are provided as a courtesy and should not be construed as professional advice.


Major, planned, and multi-year giving:  For a gift of $25,000 or more you may create a special Named Fund. Please call 1-800-653-2534 ext. 233 or send an email to to request more information about major giving, planned giving, and multi-year pledge opportunities.

Please consult your accountant for advice and clarifications. Payments must be received before the end of the year to be eligible for a tax deduction in that year.


I have been sending a regular contribution to the GIAR program for many years, but I agree with Sigma Xi that the time has come for something more substantial.
—John Wiesenfeld, GIAR 1971

Besides simply supporting basic science and engineering, the Grants-in-Aid program forces students to think through a problem, formulate an hypothesis and a means to test it and then to communicate these ideas cogently. My one regret is that we cannot give more support to the proposals we read.

—Mark Martin, GIAR 1981 and 1985
Former member of the GIAR Review Committee

EisnerCamera It was the best of learning experiences. But you know, to be a graduate student and to have access to modest grants that might give you a way of realizing your first plans and your first ideas; getting a flavor for those first experiences gives you a memory that stays with you for life. You build on this and, I think, although the grants are small, having a budget that you can allocate to students at the beginning of their career for them to realize what they're dreaming about is just a wonderful thing.

—Thomas Eisner, National Medal of Science Winner Cornell University, GIAR 1954, 1958 and 1963

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State. Sigma Xi is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. All donations made in the U.S. are tax deductible. EIN available upon request.