Dates, Deadlines, & Fees

Important Dates, Deadlines, & Fees

Regional Science Fair (CTSEF): February 21-22, 2017
ExxonMobil State Science Fair (TSSEF): March 31 – April 1, 2017
Intel International Science Fair (ISEF): May 14-19, 2017


All paperwork must be received by 5:00 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month. The last deadline to submit any new project for initial review is December 2, 2016.

* September 2 * September 16 * October 7 * October 21
* November 4 * November 18 * December 2 (no new projects allowed after this date) * December 16 (last review)

Final Corrections: Friday, January 6, 2017
Entry Forms: Friday, February 3, 2017
Bryce C. Brown Award Application: Friday, February 3, 2017
BU Scholarship Award Application: Friday, February 3, 2017

IRB Meetings

Regional IRB interviews may be required of students and will be conducted on a monthly basis. This will occur only if the IRB committee requests an interview and the student has an assigned interview time. It is the responsibility of the Teacher/Sponsor or student/s to contact the CTSEF office to schedule the interview. Students are required to attend the interview with a copy of their online submitted paperwork. The location and starting time of the IRB interview will be emailed to the Teacher/Sponsor and student/s. In some cases, a telephone interview can be scheduled with the IRB committee.

Additional review dates may be scheduled if needed and will include the months of December and January.

The date for the interview will be scheduled only after the IRB committee requests an interview. If no interview is requested, no interview is required.


Filing Fee for Pre-Approval/Review:
$5.00 per student
Entry Fee:
$7.00 per student

Each student submitting his/her paperwork for CTSEF approval before experimentation must pay a $5 filing fee per student. This covers any number of needed reviews up to final submittal date.

Each student(s) entering the CTSEF must pay a $7 entry fee. There will be no refunds for any of these fees.