Regeneron ISEF Awards

Regeneron ISEF finalists compete for nearly $5 million in awards, prizes and scholarships.

Each year more than 1,800 ninth through twelfth graders earn the right to compete at Regeneron ISEF by winning a top prize at a Society-affiliated local, regional, state or national science fair.

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In addition to the top winners, approximately 600 finalists received awards and prizes for their innovative research at the 2019 ISEF (sponsored by Intel), including 22 “Best of Category” winners. See the complete lists below.

View the Grand Award winners.

View the Special Award winners.

View the Intel ISEF 2019 Alumni page.

ISEF Grand Awards

While we continue to finalize the full award program for 2021, the following provides general descriptions of the awards intended for Virtual Regeneron ISEF 2021.

Grand Awards are presented in each of the 21 ISEF categories, as follows:

  • 1st Award: $5,000 cash award
  • 2nd Award: $2,000 cash award
  • 3rd Award: $1,000 cash award
  • 4th Award: $500 cash award

Team projects will be judged and awarded within their scientific category. Team members will split the award equally. The number of awards distributed in each category is proportional to the number of projects entered in that category.

Among the first place award winners, three top winners will be announced with the first winning $75,000 and two winning $50,000.

ISEF Special Awards

Each year, organizations representing a wide variety of scientific disciplines provide awards, scholarships, internship and other prizes to hundreds of student Finalists.

View a list of the Special Award Organizations at ISEF 2021!