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January 30, 2007
Sigma Xi Launches Grants-in-Aid of Research Centennial Campaign
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Since 1922, Sigma Xi members and friends have made a difference for nearly 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students through the Grants-in-Aid of Research program.
Supported by member dues and voluntary contributions, Sigma Xi grants often provide the "seed money" to help launch research careers. Competition for grant funds, especially among beginning researchers, has never been more intense. Sigma Xi wants to help even more promising young research students in the years ahead.
To celebrate the Grants-in-Aid of Research centennial, and to increase the investment in the future of science and engineering the program represents, a campaign is being launched to raise grant endowment to $22 million by the year 2022.
Help continue Sigma Xi's proud tradition of supporting promising students at the outset of their research careers. By supporting the Grants-in-Aid of Research Centennial Campaign you will change lives, challenge thinking and encourage innovation.
To contribute to the campaign or receive information on endowing a named Grant-in-Aid of Research in perpetuity, contact Sigma Xiís development director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-243-6534.
About Grants-in-Aid of Research
The deadlines are March 15 and October 15 annually for Sigma Xi grants of up to $1,000 in 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 eye or vision related research.
While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying, approximately 75 percent of grant funds are restricted for use by dues-paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisors are dues-paying members. Students from any country are eligible to apply.
Application guidelines, an interactive application form and helpful tips on preparing a successful application are all available online. Also posted online is a list of grant recipients and research project titles from the past three grant cycles, to give applicants a sense of what kind of projects are funded.