The Society for Science has introduced a roster of new top awards at Regeneron ISEF 2021. Within each of the 21 categories, finalists have the exciting opportunity to win Grand Awards equaling $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for 2nd place, $1,000 for third place and $500 for fourth place.
Of the selected first place award winners across all categories, seven will be selected to win one of the following top awards:
George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award – $75,000
Regeneron and the Society for Science are pleased to present an award of $75,000 to the best of all the projects that place first across all subject categories. The George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award recognizes the Best of the Best among the outstanding students from around the world who participate in the Regeneron ISEF. The winning project is selected on the basis of outstanding and innovative research, as well as on the potential impact of the work — in the field and the world at large.
Read more about George Yancopoulos, who is Regeneron’s President and Chief Scientific Officer here.
Regeneron Young Scientist Award – $50,000
Regeneron and the Society for Science will present $50,000 to two first place projects. These finalists will be selected for their commitment to innovation in tackling challenging scientific questions, using authentic research practices and creating solutions to the problems of tomorrow.
Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes for Future Generations – $50,000
In recognition of Gordon E. Moore’s continued legacy of honoring the best at the International Science and Engineering Fair, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is providing the $50,000 Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes for Future Generations. The Gordon E. Moore Award will be given to the project that best demonstrates the founding principle of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to make an enduring difference for future generations through rigorous scientific inquiry and a passion for discovery and invention. The award will be used by the winner to cover postsecondary educational expenses.
Read more about Gordon Moore and past awardees here.
Craig R. Barrett Award for Innovation – $10,000
Society for Science is proud to present the Craig R. Barrett Award for Innovation. This $10,000 award will be given to the finalist who best demonstrates an innovation in science, technology, engineering and math, recognizing that research and innovation are dependent on the integration of these disciplines as well as on the impact they collectively have on our everyday lives. The award will be used by the winner to cover postsecondary educational expenses.
Read more about Craig Barrett, retired CEO of Chairman of the Board of Intel, and a current member of the Society’s Board of Trustees, here.
H. Robert Horvitz Prize for Fundamental Research – $10,000
H. Robert Horvitz is the 2002 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine or Physiology. He served as the Chair of the Society for Science’s Board of Trustees from 2010-2019. In recognition of his scientific excellence and service and contributions to the Society, the $10,000 H. Robert Horvitz Prize for Fundamental Research is to be given to the project that represents the best in fundamental research that furthers our understanding of science and/or mathematics and promotes the understanding of natural phenomena without clearly defined applications towards processes or products in mind. The award will be used by the winner to cover postsecondary educational expenses.
You can read more about H. Robert Horvitz here.
Peggy Scripps Award for Science Communication – $10,000
Society for Science is proud to celebrate its Centennial through a $10,000 award honoring Peggy Scripps, a science journalist who served as a writer and editor of Science Newsletter for many years. This award will be given to the finalist who is best able to communicate their project to the lay public, explaining both the science and its potential impact on society. The award will be used by the winner to cover postsecondary educational expenses.
Good luck to all our Regeneron ISEF 2021 finalists!