Nomination forms should be submitted by a nominator or a nominee only to the Texas A&M Chapter of Sigma Xi. If you do not have a nominator, the membership committee will review your package and consider providing the required nomination for your membership.
Any individual who has shown noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in a field of pure or applied science is eligible for election or promotion to full membership in the Society.
Any individual, who has, through initial research achievement in a field of pure or applied science, shown aptitude for research which is expected in due course to lead to the fulfillment of the requirements for full membership, is eligible for election to associate membership.
Noteworthy achievement in research specified for election or promotion to full membership... must be evidenced by publication, patents, written reports, or a thesis or dissertation, which must be available to the Committee on Admissions if requested. If the work is "classified," it shall be assessed for the Committee by a "cleared" member. Membership in the Society is neither linked to the possession of any degree nor contingent upon belonging to some other organization.
Research aptitude specified for election to associate membership must be evidenced by independent investigation ordinarily resulting in a written report, which must be available to the Committee on Admissions if requested. If the work is "classified," it shall be assessed for the Committee by a "cleared" member. Associate membership is offered to encourage young investigators with promise to continue careers in research. In making the nomination, both the nominator and the seconder attest to the nominee's potential for future promotion to member.
First year membership dues for graduate and doctoral students are paid for by the A&M Chapter of Sigma Xi.
Please include electronic CV/resume for faster processing of nomination package. Do not send nomination materials to the national office, as they will send them back to the Texas A&M Chapter and processing of your membership will be delayed.
Sigma Xi Nomination Form (pdf)