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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
university, hospital or research laboratory under the supervision of a
Doctor, Professor or Scientist, endorsement(s) and supporting documents
are due October 15,
other endorsements must be
submitted in duplicate by November
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.
insure that you are using the latest endorsement forms you should clear
your browser's cache before viewing any of the endorsements. (See these instructions.)
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
TWO copies are required.
Depending on the browser
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
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,
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]
Microorganism Endorsement [PDF]
Request for Recombinant
DNA Endorsement [PDF]
for Use of
Firearms Endorsement [PDF]
endorsement request may NOT be
filed electronically and MUST
required documentation when submitted.
Application for Maxi
Advise-a-Student Program [PDF]