1 October 2020.
Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program.
The Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, also the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.
Sigma Xi is the international honor society for scientists and engineers. Founded in 1886, the Society has elected more than half a million research scientists and engineers to membership, including more than 200 Nobel laureates.
The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from most 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 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.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Behavioral Ecology.
- Cell Biology/Biochemistry.
- Climate Science.
- Computer Science/Mathematics.
- Conservation Biology.
- Physiology/Functional Morphology.
- Systematics/Evolutionary Biology.
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
According to program.
- International applicants are welcome.
- Only undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in degree seeking programs may apply.
- Undergraduates who are graduating seniors must plan to complete their research prior to graduation.
- While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for application, designated funds are available to members or whose primary advisors are members.
- Applicants seeking a second Grant in Aid of Research must submit a Follow-up Report Form prior to the application deadline for a new grant.
- Applicants are eligible to receive a total of two Grants in Aid of Research.
- Separate applications are accepted from co-workers on the same project. Each applicant must demonstrate how the applicant’s work is a unique contribution to the larger project.If possible.
- Grants amounts range from $400 to $1,000 (with an average award of $600).
- Astronomy: grants in this field are awarded up to a maximum of $5,000.
- Vision Research: grants in this field are awarded up to a maximum of $2,500. The research must have implication for human vision in order to qualify.
- Purchase of specific equipment necessary to undertake the proposed research project.
- Travel to and from a research site.
- Supplies specific to the proposed project not generally available in an institutional research laboratory.
- Reimbursement for human subjects (psychology studies).
First Step: You need to create an account on the Sigma XI Website from here.
Second Step: Upload the following in the Application form:
- Project Title and Applicant’s Name.
- 500 Word Proposal Narrative with no more than 2 images embedded in the narrative.
- Project Budget and Literature Cited.
- Note: Application form available online July 1.
- Funding decisions announced by e-mail at the end of December.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Mostafa Omran / Egypt “
Reviewed by” Nourhan Ashraf / Egypt “
MARJ3 Scholarships team