2020 Handbook, Forms, Applications, Endorsements and References

Click here to download the entire 2020 Science Fair handbook in PDF form.  Be aware that it is a large file and may take a while to download.

Endorsements, applications and other PDF forms are NOT fillable within the handbook download but may be found by clicking the appropriate link below or going to the Documents page.
NOTE: To 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 next paragraph) and only one copy needs to be submitted.   HOWEVER, if they are printed and subsequently mailed in, TWO copies are required.
To send it electronically, you will need to save the form(s) on your computer and then open it/them with Adobe Reader X (or better), type in the information, save the filled out form(s), print, sign and then scan it/them into a file.   You can then send the scanned image, with the signatures, electronically by
attaching it to an e-mail message.  Note that only one copy is needed if the form is submitted via e-mail.

Sample Title Page


Safety Sheet

Request for Humans as Test Subjects Endorsement

Informed Consent Certification
(Use with Humans as Test Subjects Endorsement)

Request for Microorganism Endorsement

Request for Non-Human Vertebrate Animal Endorsement

Request for Human or Vertebrate Tissue Endorsement

Request for Recombinant DNA Endorsement

NOTE: This endorsement request may NOT be filed electronically and MUST include ALL required documentation when submitted.
This endorsement is due October 31, 2019

Maxi Research Grant Proposal

Mini Research Grant Application

Scholarship Application Information

Advise-A-Student Program
Adviser Request

Media Release and Consent Form

Essay Cover Page

Project Entry Form

Symposium and Essay Entry Form

Quick References

Approved Microorganisms

Reference List format

Checklist for Research Paper or Essay

Exhibit and Safety Guidelines

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 NOW DUE NOVEMBER 11, 2019.  All other endorsements must be submitted in duplicate by November 22, 2019.

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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