The deadline for nominations of any student award is February 5, 2021 for outstanding work in the 2020 calendar year. The deadline for nominations for faculty research awards is also February 5, 2021.
Nominations for awards should be submitted by a School or a GTRI 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 in nominations for student awards must have been completed in the calendar year prior to the year of the nomination, including dissertation. Nominations for student awards should be screened by the nominating school or department, with only the best submitted. In cases of Ph.D. and M.S. thesis awards, each school may nominate at least one, but not more than 10% of the total number of corresponding degrees awarded (non-thesis MS degrees are excluded) by that school during the specified time period.
Please submit a nomination letter (2 pages) for each nomination, addressed to the GT Chapter of Sigma Xi, stating the name of the award or prize category for which you are nominating, along with the reasons your nominee deserves consideration; include a brief statement of the impact or relevance of the work. Your letter should address the selection criteria for the particular award along with supporting documentation (detailed in the Award Categories) for review by the corresponding selection committee. The letter should include the addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for the nominator(s), nominee, and the nominee’s advisor(s) if it is for a student award. If the advisor is the nominator, please indicate that in the letter.
See Award Categories for individual award criterion and nomination requirements.
Please send nomination packages (in one PDF file for each nomination) through e-mail as an attachment (not link) to Sigma Xi at email@example.com.