Sigma XI Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

Scholarship Description

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.

The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.

Application Deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 1,000

Max Award: 5,000

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Sigma XI
P.O. Box 13975 3106 East NC Highway 54
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Contact Person:

Phone: 800-243-6534 / 919-549-4691

Fax: 919-549-0090