Important Dates, Deadlines, & Fees

Regional Science Fair (CTSEF): February 23-24, 2016
ExxonMobil State Science Fair (TSSEF): March 2016
Intel International Science Fair (ISEF): May 8-13, 2016


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 1, 2015.
* September 1 * September 15 * October 6 * October 20
* November 3 * November 17 * December 1 (no new projects allowed after this date) * December 15 (last review)

Final Corrections: Friday, January 8, 2016
Entry Forms: Friday, February 5, 2016
Bryce C. Brown Award Application: Friday, February 5, 2016
BU Scholarship Award Application: Friday, February 5, 2016

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
  • Regional SRC interview (optional):
    $10.00 per project
  • 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 SRC reviews up to final submittal date.

Student(s) electing to meet with the SRC one-on-one must pay a total of $10 fee for this service.

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