Opportunity NameDescriptionWebsiteFinal Date of EventLocationDeadlinePrize or ScholarshipPresentation TypeAdditional Contact or SponsorOther Details/Information/Notes
September through November Typical Deadlines
State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS)Colleges, universities and community colleges in North Carolina host a symposia each year to showcase NC undergraduate student research and creative work., Nov 13 2021Virtual (Elon U., Catawba C., Livingstone C. hosting)Oct 15, 2021None; Professional ConferencePoster or Oral PresentationNoneStudents living in NC who worked with a university researcher or as part of a university research program (even if the program was out of state) . Summer Ventures students need to reach out early to their campus director about attending, so they can track students
North Carolina International Science Challenge (NCISC)NCISC is a yearly North Carolina science competition for high school students.. The competition requires students to undertake a research project, write an abstract explaining their research problem and present their research to a panel of scientists and engineers. The students selected spend a week in Beijing presenting their research, meeting students from other countries, and experiencing various cultural and scientific events. The NCISC is offered jointly by the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center (SMT Center) and the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
TBDIn-Person (if a winner)12/1/2021Trip to Washington DCSubmit a paper to give an oral presntationNoneIf you are interested in applying, be sure to review the components of a successful paper and the scoring rubric and components
Sigma Xi Student Research ConferencePresent a research poster and compete for a medal, monetary award, and a year of free membership dues in Sigma Xi; advance science communication skills;hear from distinguished scientists and engineers
November 6-7, 2021
Virtual Competition9/24/2021None; Professional ConferencePosterNone
Regeneron Science Talent SearchEach year approximately 1,800 students enter Regeneron STS, submitting original research in critically important scientific fields of study in competition for more than $3.1 million in awards.
TBDWashington, DC for top 40 finalistsNov 10, 2021Top 300 scholars: $2,000 Fourty top finalists receive $25,000; top 10 awards range from $40,000 to $250,000PaperNoneSee adaptations for 2021
Conrad ChallengeThe Conrad Challenge is an annual, virtual, innovation and entrepreneurial competition that encourages participants (ages 13-18) to change the world. Each year, teams of 2-5 students from around the world create products and/or services that address some of the most pressing global challenges
April 2022NASA Visitor CenterNov 5, 2021Up to $25,000, multiple prizesBusiness Plan/ PitchNone
December through February Typical Deadlines
NCSAS NC Student Academy of Science (NCSAS)---NCSSM Online and other NC studentsThe NCSAS fosters interaction between student researchers and scientists. The NCSAS competition is distinctive in requiring both a paper and an oral presentation, and providing an opportunity for students to receive constructive feedback from the research scientists who judged their projects. In addition, we offer mini-grants to student researchers to encourage their efforts. 25, 2022NCSSM, DurhamBy Region.typically December, January, or FebruarynoneRegional Director for your NC reigon start at your regional level, and then move forward to the state event.
BioGENEius ChallengesThe BioGENEius Challenges provide high school students the opportunity to compete and be recognized for outstanding research in biotechnology. Students have the opportunity to apply and compete for top honors in the Global Healthcare Challenge (Medical Biotechnology), the Global Sustainability Challenge (Agricultural Biotechnology) or the Global Environment Challenge (Industrial/Environmental Biotechnology).
TBA - Same as NCSAS - End of MarchNCSSM Same as NCSAS - Mid MarchAttendence at national conferencePaperDr. Monahan at NCSSM ( you are selected for NCSAS state competition from the regional level, you have the option to submit for BioGENEius as well
Chronicle of the New Researcher--STEM research publicationChronicle of The New Researcher (CTNR) is a digital, open access journal that publishes original science, technology, engineering, and math research from high school students. Manuscripts are professionally reviewed to give students feedback about their work and experience in the scientific publishing process. CTNR is published by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.
N/AVirtualVaries by issueNonePaperNone
State of NC Science and Engineering Fair--NCSEF (NCSSM Online and all other NC students)Science Fairs provide an opportunity for students, 3rd through 12th grades, who are interested in science and technology to pursue their personal areas of interest and to display their research as a presentation in a public competitive forum. The NC Science and Engineering Fair works to create enthusiasm in science and technology while encouraging project-based inquiry
March 25-25, 2022RaleighBy Region.typically December, January, or FebruaryYes, at State and International Level $75 to $50,000PosterRegional Fair Director for your NC regionFollow the SRC approval process with your adult sponsor and researcher. You first present regionally December through January; Northwest region tends to be earliest deadline--and then advance to the state event
Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)---(NCSSM Online and all other NC students)(JSHS) Program is a tri-service – U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force – sponsored STEM competition which promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement.
March 20-21, 2022in North Carolina, TBDJan 20 2022$1,000 to $2,500 regional; up to $12,000 nationalStudents submit a paper and are selected for either a talk or posterNoneIn order to register, you must get at student permission form printed, signed, scanned and uploaded. You also need a photo. If you are not 18, this needs to be signed by a parent/guardian. Make sure you do this before you plan to register. Your registration is not complete unless it is there.
March / April or Summer Deadlines
Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase (open to all disciplines)Can you explain your research to a broad audience? Join undergraduate, graduate, and high school students as they compete for awards in recognition of outstanding virtual research presentations. through MayVirtual CompetitionTBD, Typically MarchTop high school presenter and People's Choice get $500 and $250 respectivelya website with a video, abstract, and slideshowNone
List compiled by NC School of Science and Math Distance Education and Extended Programs ||