The deadline for nominations is January 27, 2017 for outstanding work in the 2016 calendar year.
For each nomination, you must submit a separate letter addressed to Sigma Xi stating the name of the award or prize category you propose and the reasons why your nominee deserves consideration with a brief statement of the impact or relevance of the work. Your letter should address the selection criteria for the particular award; you may enclose supporting documentation for review by the Awards Committee. The letter should include the address, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) for both you and your nominee, and a resume for the nominee. Student awards require the letter to also include the aforementioned information for your nominee’s advisor. If the nominator and advisor are the same, please indicate that in the letter. Each nomination must also contain documentation including an abstract, list of papers, presentations, patents, or other intellectual products which resulted directly from the thesis research. Self-nominations will not be accepted. You may submit nominations for as many awards and prizes as you wish. Please send nomination packages (in one PDF file for each nomination) through e-mail as an attachment (not link) to Sigma Xi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations for awards should be submitted by a school, department, or a laboratory. Each unit should nominate only one candidate for each faculty award, and a faculty member may receive only one award in a given year. Thesis or reports submitted for student awards must have been completed in the calendar year prior to the year of the nomination, including dissertation. Student nominations should be screened by the nominating school or department; only the best should be submitted. In the cases of Ph.D. and M.S. thesis awards, each school can nominate one or up to 10% of the total number of corresponding degrees awarded (non-thesis MS degrees are excluded) by that school during the specified time period. Each nomination must contain documentation including an abstract, list of papers, presentations, patents, or other intellectual products, which resulted directly from the thesis research. A brief statement of the impact or relevance of the work and contact information for the nominee(s) should be included with all nominations.