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August 11, 2014

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Heather Thorstensen
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Grant Application Deadline Is October 15

Grants-in-Aid of Research logoCollege students who would like funding through Sigma Xi's Grants-in-Aid of Research program need to submit their application by October 15. The application form will be on Sigma Xi's website, www.sigmaxi.org, by August 15.

Sigma Xi membership is not required to be selected for a grant, but approximately 75 percent 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.

Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded 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 research relating to vision. The grants may be used to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of nonstandard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

In fiscal year 2014, Sigma Xi awarded 335 grants worth $287,891.

This article was originally published in the September-October 2014 issue of Sigma Xi Today.

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