Grand Awards at 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

If in teams, 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.

The following 2021 Regeneron ISEF Top Awards will be selected from among the 1st Award winners:

  • George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award of $75,000
  • Regeneron Young Scientist Awards (2) of $50,000 each
  • The Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes for Future Generations of $50,000
  • Craig R. Barrett Award for Innovation of $10,000
  • H. Robert Horvitz Prize for Fundamental Research of $10,000
  • Peggy Scripps Award for Science Communication of $10,000

George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award

Regeneron and Society for Science are pleased to present an award of $75,000 to the top First Place project. The George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award recognizes the Best of the Best among the outstanding students from around the world who participate in 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 on the world at large.

Regeneron Young Scientist Award

Regeneron and 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

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 post-secondary educational expenses.

Craig R. Barrett Award for Innovation

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, the impact they collectively have on our everyday lives. The award will be used by the winner to cover post-secondary educational expenses.

H. Robert Horvitz Prize for Fundamental Research

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 post-secondary educational expenses.

Peggy Scripps Award for Science Communication

Society for Science is proud to celebrate its Centennial through a $10,000 award honoring Peggy Scripps who was a science journalist who served as a writer and editor of Science Newsletter for many years. This award will be given to the finalist that 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 post-secondary educational expenses.