All projects participating at the NYSSEF ISEF Division fair, are required to submit proof of regional fair participation, a copy of the rules wizard, research plan, applicable ISEF Forms for the project and an abstract (on the ISEF abstract Form) followed by your research paper.
Please note, fillable boxes on PDFs are unreliable for retaining typed text during uploads. In order to assure that there are no issues with your ISEF form uploads you MUST print all filled ISEF forms and scan the sheets into your computer. Only these completed and scanned forms should be submitted to NYSSEF. ISEF forms can only be uploaded to the NYSSEF website ONCE! Once submitted no changes can be made to any forms, including overwrites. It is essential that you ensure all forms are filled in completely and properly before scanning and submitting on the NYSSEF website.
The project abstract should list the purpose of the research, procedures used, data analyses, and conclusions completed by the student (s) only. Projects should be described in a lucidly written paragraph and be submitted on the ISEF abstract form. In the case of engineering projects the abstract need only convey what the student is attempting to build. The only requirement for entry is that the engineering project work after its completion.
Please note that you will need to upload all required ISEF forms and additional supporting documents listed above (orange) for your project as individual uploads and individual PDF upload sizes should not exceed 5MB. These upload boxes are accessible on your NYSSEF dashboard after clicking on the yellow box which says “NYSSEF ISEF registration.” The deadline for technical support for submitting ISEF forms is Wednesday, February 5th at 5pm,after this deadline no emails will be answered regarding form uploads. All uploads must be submitted by the registration deadline of Friday, February 7th at 5pm. There is a maximum limit of three (3) students per project. All participating students are required to review all our participation, safety, and display rules before attending NYSSEF.
Once the project paperwork is submitted for pre-approval, our SRC staff will review your project paperwork and inform your liaison of the outcome along with any additional steps that may be needed for pre-approval completion. Projects that fail to submit revised paperwork timely will not be eligible for participation in NYSSEF ISEF 2021.