Chapter Subsidy

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. 

Application Process

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 Chapter Lectureship Subsidy form by March 1 for funds to be used between July 1 and June 30.

Funding decisions will be announced in May of the same year as your application. Please note that all requests must be for lecturers from a cohort that coincides with your requested date(s).