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Welcome to the Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research Application Portal

Since 1922, Sigma Xi has extended the hand of companionship to more than 30,000 young researchers through the Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) Program. Sigma Xi grants are often the first research support an undergraduate or graduate student may receive.

Sigma Xi Members: Award amounts for members range from $500 to $5,000 for graduate applicants and $500 to $2,000 for undergraduate applicants.

Non-members: Award amounts for non-members, both graduate and undergraduate, are available up to $1,000.

Both members and non-members are eligible for designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences that allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research.

Who Can Apply

Undergraduate and graduate students and students in the health professions currently enrolled in degree seeking programs may apply.

Membership in Sigma Xi is not required to apply, but we strongly encourage you to consider becoming a member prior to the grant application deadline. Visit the Sigma Xi website for information on membership.

How to Apply

Sign in or create an account to get started. Visit Preparing a Successful Application.

All application materials (including advisor's recommendation form) are due by the application deadline. 

It is important to begin an application and request the recommendation form no later than one week before the application deadline.

Visit the Application Guidelines page for more details on application deadlines.