Graduate Funding Information Service

August 31, 2020

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

Application Deadline (for fall cycle): October 1, 2020

The Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. 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 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.

Some of the many supported areas of study include Anthropology, Behavioral Ecology, Cell Biology/Biochemistry, Chemistry, Climate Science, Computer Science/Mathematics, Conservation Biology, Ecology, and Engineering.


Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in degree seeking programs may apply. Membership in Sigma Xi is not required to apply, but the organization encourages membership prior to the grant application deadline.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.