Contact Sigma Theta Tau
For information on memberships, renewals and bylaws, visit nursingsociety.org. For questions on the funding or grant proposal process at MU, contact Valerie Bader, PhD, CNM, RN at 573.884.7261.
Since the Alpha Iota chapter of the international nursing honor society was formed in 1964, its members have set the standard for creating strategies to improve patient care outcomes and mentor nursing leaders.
Today, the Alpha Iota chapter has more than 400 active members and over 3,000 members have been inducted into Sigma Theta Tau – Alpha Iota Chapter.
If you are a nursing leader in your field or in the top third of your student class, the Chapter invites you to explore our society and consider becoming a member, if you are a nursing leader in your field or in the top third of your student class.
Mission & Vision
Vision: The vision of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.
Mission: The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.
Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. Invitations are sent every August and February.
Registered Nurse Student Criteria
Graduate Student Criteria
Nurse Leader Candidate Criteria
General Funding Requests
The mission of the honor society of nursing—Sigma Theta Tau International, or STTI—is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.
Alpha Iota Chapter at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing accomplishes this, in part, through financial support of opportunities and activities for the general membership and enrolled students.
Funding Award Preferences
Research Grant Guideline & Applications
Alpha Iota Chapter awards funds each year to provide support for worthy research studies conducted by a nurse(s). Allocation of funds is based upon the applicant’s eligibility, the quality of the proposed research, the proposed budget and the rationale given for the need. Preference is given to Alpha Iota members, if other attributes are equal.
The Research Committee evaluates applications by blind review. A recipient who fails to complete the proposed study will be expected to return the amount awarded. Guidelines and applications are available below in PDF format. Applications are accepted December 1 and May 1 of every year.