Affiliated Fair Network

Society affiliated science fairs across the world are the first step to competing at Regeneron ISEF and Thermo Fisher JIC

With nearly 400 affiliated fairs around the globe, the affiliated fair network plays a critical role in facilitating the pursuit of STEM in young scientists, engineers, and inventors.

Join the Society's Affiliated Fair Network!

Affiliated Fair Resources

Information on ISEF fees, including payment deadlines


Best practices for fair management


Guidance on fair committees

SRC and D&S Training

International rules & guidelines


Guidelines for the judging process


Dates & Deadlines for the 2022-2023 Fair Cycle

Date Information
By August 31, 2022 Affiliation available through the Fair Dashboard.
September 30 – October 2, 2022 High School Research Teacher’s Conference, Society staff will have limited availability.
October 16, 2022 Deadline for affiliation. Please note that the affiliation fee is due by December 31, 2021.
October 2023 Thermo Fisher JIC Finals Week, Society staff will have limited availability.
By November 11, 2022 Regional Award materials available online through Fair Dashboard.
December 31, 2022 Affiliation fees due.
February 1, 2023 Thermo Fisher JIC application opens for nominees.
By February 17, 2023  Official Party Registration available online through Fair Dashboard.
Your Fair Date + 12 Calendar Days Deadline to submit Finalist Questionnaire and Official Party Registration.
March 8-15, 2023 Regeneron Science Talent Search Institute. Society staff will have limited availability.
April 14, 2023 Last date to hold a Regeneron ISEF affiliated fair. Regional fairs that feed into state fairs should coordinate the date of their fairs with the state.
April 19, 2023 Abstract Rewrite Deadline in Finalist Questionnaire (this deadline applies to abstract rewrites ONLY. Finalist Questionnaires are due 12 days after your finalists are announced).
April 26, 2023 Virtual Booth Submission Deadline. All finalists are required to complete a virtual booth on the Regeneron ISEF 2023 ProjectBoard site.
May 13-19, 2023 Regeneron ISEF 2023 – Dallas, TX