Research Partnerships

Sigma Xi Student and Postdoc Members Invited to Apply for Bipartisan Candidate Engagement Funds

Sigma Xi is pleased to support grants that will help graduate student- and postdoc-led science policy groups increase their civic engagement and outreach activities to candidates running for national office in the 2018 midterm elections in order to elevate the importance of scientific research. 

This nonpartisan initiative is led by Research!America, as part of the National Science Policy Network's microgrant program, to which Sigma Xi is providing funding. Research!America will accept and review the proposals, and announce the selections in late August.

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National Institutes of Health

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society has a partnership with the National Institutes of Health to share mutually beneficial information on what the two organizations are doing for science and scientists. We are pleased to share:

  • NIH Extramural Nexusa monthly newsletter that provides updates on NIH policies, grant applications, resources, programs, and seminars. 
  • Open Mike, the blog of Mike Lauer, NIH's deputy director for extramural research. The blog discusses issues and topics relevant to the NIH grants community.

Subscription options: 

  • For a once-a-month email digest of the previous month’s posts, subscribe to theNIH Extramural Nexus listserv.

  • For real-time updates we have the following RSS feeds available. Note: Your browser will need a plugin to subscribe to the RSS feeds.

    1. NIH Extramural Nexus RSS: News, updates, and blog posts on extramural grant policies, processes, events and resources, including Open Mike blog posts

    2. Open Mike blog posts only RSS

More information about research partnerships will be posted as they become available.