A summary of the student handbook is available here.
The full 2022/2023 handbook is not  available.  Please use the 2019/2020 handbook as a guide ONLY
Click here to download the entire 2019/2020 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 for the 2023 Exhibition are NOT available within the handbook download but may be found by clicking the appropriate link below or going to the Documents page.

Endorsements must be signed and submitted by teacher sponsors ONLY.

Current Forms, Applications and References

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.

Checklist for Required
Research Paper
Checklist for Required

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

Reference List format

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

Quick References

Approved Microorganisms

Exhibit and Safety Guidelines

Checklist for Research Paper

Exhibit and Safety Guidelines


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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