Sigma Xi Chapter The Scientific Research Society

Announcing: New Research Award for Mid-Career Scientists & Engineers


Purdue Sigma Xi Research Award for Mid-Career Scientists & Engineers

The Purdue Chapter of Sigma Xi seeks to recognize a faculty member for outstanding research with an award that includes a plaque and $1000.  This award will be presented at the Sigma Xi Banquet in the Spring of 2017.  The recipient will be invited to speak at an appropriate occasion.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Sigma Xi Mid-Career Faculty Research Award.  The nominee should currently be an Associate Professor (at this rank for no more than eight years), in residence at the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University, and need not be a member of Sigma Xi.  
Your nomination should include the following:

  • The completed Nomination Form
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which are from off campus
    • These letters should be sent to you, the nominator, then included in nomination package.
  • Copies or reprints of up to three (3) significant publications
In preparing the nomination, the committee recommends that those writing supporting letters be asked to concentrate on the distinctive research advances made by the nominee.  The nomination should focus on the scientific research accomplishments for which the person is nominated rather than service to the University or other career accomplishments of the applicant.

For additional information, please contact Peter Kissinger at

If this nomination repeats one from a year ago, outside letters from last year may be used again – at your option.

The complete nomination, with reference letters, should be sent no later than Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Send nominations to:
   Professor Peter T. Kissinger
   Sigma Xi
   Purdue University
   Dept. of Chemistry
   560 Oval Drive
   West Lafayette, IN  47907

Or, electronically to: and