Online Application FAQs
If you cannot complete one or all of the forms at this time, save a copy of the forms to your hard drive or to a USB drive. When you are ready to complete the forms, fill in all information, and save a copy back to your hard drive or flash drive. You will need to print out a copy, obtain the necessary signatures, and send to NYCSEF by the application deadline (postmark: December 13, 2013 by 5 PM).
All projects need to complete all forms in the Required Forms list generated on your personal application page.
Each team must identify a TEAM LEADER and assign them as Student #1. If you are Student #1 or the Team Leader, you are in charge of registering the project and your team (Student #2/Student #3) online. The Team Leader (Student #1) will be responsible for all communication regarding the project, including registration, application materials, status updates, any requests for additional documentation, and directions for check-in at the fairs.
If you are not Student #1, you do not need to register online for NYCSEF. However you should verify your information on the Team Information Form, and fill in your individual Approval Form 1B with the necessary signatures for the completed Application for the 2014 NYCSEF.
The supplemental forms are generally needed if research involves human subjects, vertebrates, microbes, chemicals or activities that may require safety precautions. NYCSEF follows the national and international recommended rules and guidelines for pre-college research which requires that students who conduct research involving human subjects, vertebrates, microbes, dangerous chemicals or activities disclose their methods and safety protocol. By completing these forms, discussing safety precautions or regulated experimental protocols, you alleviate any concerns regarding student and/or research subject care and safety. Not submitting these forms will jeopardize the review and approval of your project.
The quick guide results are based on your answers to specific questions about the nature of your experiments. Those recommended supplemental forms are required by the NYCSEF Scientific Review Committee to review your project and for approval to present your research at the fairs.
You do not need to use the quick guide if you are ready to apply to NYCSEF. All the forms you will most likely need to submit will be listed on your personal application webpage when you are ready to apply.
When you click on the “I’M FINISHED” button, a pdf file can be downloaded to your computer. Save and Print this file on your computer. Make sure your browser setting allows for the download.
You have NOT successfully applied until NYCSEF receives hard copies of your NYCSEF On-line application Confirmation Form, a Set of signed Required Forms, and Two copies of your Research Paper.
Deadline for Applying to NYCSEF is December 13, 2013. You must apply online AND submit hard copies of your paperwork:
*ONE (1) printout of the NYCSEF On-line application Confirmation Form
*ONE (1) set of the signed NYCSEF Required forms (where applicable)
*TWO (2) copies of the research paper (NOT the same as the project summary/research plan)
What do I do if the symbols on the pdf don’t match what I typed in online?
The program that converts what is entered online to a pdf does not allow for symbols. Please whiteout or leave a space and write in the correct symbol after printing.
- 13Dec2013 NYCSEF Application Deadline
- 02Mar2014 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York
- 25Mar2014 NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History
- 27Mar2014 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Kaye Playhouse Theatre-Hunter College
- 11May2014 International Science & Engineering Fair Week in Los Angeles
NYCSEF Online Registration is now OPEN. Applications are due Friday, December 13, 2013.