Deadline for Nominations for Membership is April 15, 2019

The usual recruitment season is from December to April,
but we can accept nominations outside that period for individuals
who are anxious to complete the process before the initiation
banquet in April or May of each year (the 2020 Initiation Banquet will be in May 2020).

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 membership 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.

The Committee 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.

Nomination or Promotion Forms:

Click HERE to download MS Word nomination form [last updated March 2017; still up-to-date 2019]

or obtain these forms from:

Henry A. Buchtel, Ph.D.
Neuropsychology Section
University of Michigan
2101 Commonwealth Blvd, Ste C.
Ann Arbor MI 48105
(tel: 734-763-9259) or by email to

All nomination forms 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 two or three 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 at a reduced rate. For full fee structure, see Membership Fees [updated January 2019]

Become an Active Member!

Those of you who have not contributed your membership dues in recent years are encouraged to reactivate your membership. Click HERE for information about renewing 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 Xi:

  • All active members are entitled to receive the American Scientist. When two members reside in the same household, they may request that only one individual receive this journal. The individual who does not receive the journal can obtain a reduction in dues.
  • If you are an active member, you can nominate your colleagues and your students for the honor of membership.
  • As an active member, you know you are supporting integrity and ethical standards in science.