The Society offers modest subsidies for chapters in need of financial assistance to host a visit by a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer. In awarding such funds, the Committee gives priority to those chapters that show evidence of being able to derive the greatest possible benefit from a visit by a Distinguished Lecturer. In determining which chapters should receive subsidies, the Committee carefully reviews each chapter's application including budget information, location, institution size and opportunity to coordinate the visit with other chapters.
Chapters must apply for a subsidy by March 1 for funds they wish to receive between July 1 through June 30 (see Chapter Lectureship Subsidy Application section below). Awards can only be given to chapters who submit a timely application.
Applications are only accepted by submission to the form below. Funding decisions are typically announced in early May.
Requesting Disbursement of Subsidy
Chapters must request disbursement of their subsidy before the visit by a Distinguished Lecturer. Contact us to request disbursement of a Chapter Lectureship Subsidy.
Lecturer Visit Report
Following a visit by a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, the host should submit feedback using the Lectureship Visit Report form.
Chapter Lectureship Subsidy Application
Submit the form below by March 1, 2017 for funds to be used between July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018.
Funding decisions will be announced in May, 2017.
Note that lecturers must be selected from the 2017-2018 list of speakers.