GIAR GRANT APPLICATION DUE MARCH 15TH
Application Deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually.
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, 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.
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.
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.
Who can apply
Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in degree seeking programs may apply.
Membership in Sigma Xi is not required to apply, although applicants who are dues paying members or whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi are more likely to be fully funded if their application is highly rated.
Visit the Guidelines page for more details on eligibility.
How to apply
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All application materials (including advisor’s letter of recommendation) are due by the application deadline.
It is important to begin an application and solicit the recommendation letter no later than one week before the application deadline.
Visit the Guidelines page for more details on application deadlines.