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Note: The information and dates regarding these applications is specific to the year of 2016-17, and the 2017 Chicago Student Science Fair.  Dates and other requirements may change for the 2018 fair. 

NOTE: For projects conducted in a university, hospital or research laboratory under the supervision of a Doctor, Professor or Scientist, endorsement(s) and supporting documents are due October 15, 2016.  All other endorsements must be submitted in duplicate by November 15, 2016.

Endorsement requests MUST be made PRIOR to experimentation in order to ensure the safety of the test subject(s) and/or the scientist.  The project plans are reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee and, if safe, the endorsement is granted and the experiment may be carried out.  Permission to carry out an experiment CANNOT be given to one that has already been completed.

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Most of the items may be submitted electronically (see below) and only one copy needs to be submitted.   HOWEVER, if they are printed and subsequently mailed in, TWO copies are required.

Depending on the browser you are using, you may need to save the form and then open it with Adobe Reader X (or better), type in the information, print and sign it, scan it and then send the scanned in image electronically by attaching it to an e-mail message.  Note that only one copy is needed if the form is submitted via e-mail. 

For all other items, PLEASE check the due dates on the Science Fair calendar found here.

Request for Non-Human Vertebrate Animal Endorsement  [PDF]

Request for Humans as Test Subjects Endorsement  [PDF]

Request for Human or Vertebrate Tissue Endorsement [PDF]

Request for Microorganism Endorsement  [PDF]

Request for Recombinant DNA Endorsement   [PDF]

Request for Use of Firearms Endorsement [PDF]
 NOTE: This endorsement request may NOT be filed electronically and MUST include ALL required documentation when submitted.

Application for Minigrant [PDF]

Application for Maxi Grant [PDF]

Application for Advise-a-Student Program [PDF]

Scholarship Application Form [PDF]