The usual recruitment season is from December to March,
but we can accept nominations outside that period for individuals
who are anxious to complete the process before the initiation
banquet in April of each year.
The Committee on
Membership of the University of Michigan Chapter of
Sigma Xi requests that its
current members assist in soliciting nominations for Full and Associate
Membership.You also might know of
Associate members who now are eligible for promotion to Full Member
status. Furthermore, there might
be members of other Sigma Xi
chapters who would wish to transfer their membership to the University of
Michigan Chapter. Graduate and
undergraduate students are eligible for Associate membership.
Sigma Xi is an honor society and
therefore the standards for admission are designed to be highly
selective. Generally, Full
is reserved for those individuals who currently hold a doctorate and/or who are
recognized for their achievements as creative and original investigators. It is more appropriate to nominate for
Associate membership those individuals who have demonstrated high potential for
original and creative research.
on Membership relies heavily upon the nominators to make these distinctions and
to nominate individuals for either Full or Associate membership based upon
their assessment of the nominee's stage of professional development. Associate members may become eligible for
promotion to full membership as their scientific achievements merit.
or Promotion Forms:
Click HERE to download
MS Word nomination
form [last updated March 2017]
or obtain these forms from:
Henry A. Buchtel, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
2101 Commonwealth Blvd, Ste C.
Ann Arbor MI 48105
(tel: 734-763-9259) or by email
must be fully completed, signed by two active members of the University
of Michigan Chapter and submitted with a current curriculum vitae. If
you do not know two active members of the Society, you can complete the
form and send it to the Membership Secretary for completion by the
Membership Committee. Electronic submission is encouraged. For
Full Member Status you must include at least
first-author publications from peer-reviewed journals. You might wish to
consider at this time those students and colleagues who could be eligible for
election to membership for this year.
Full-time, degree-seeking students are eligible to pay annual dues
For full fee
structure, see Membership Fees
[updated July 2017]
Become an Active
Those of you who have
contributed your membership dues in recent years are encouraged to reactivate
your membership. Your dues help to
support the activities of your Society and your Chapter. The following are some of the benefits of
active membership in Sigma