Regeneron STS 2021 Application Requirements

The Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021 application is now open through November 12, 2020! Be sure to tell rising 12th grade scientists and engineers about their chance to win $250,000. Applications are only accepted through the online system, and must be properly submitted by the application deadline. Regeneron STS identifies future leaders in science, and uses a holistic review process that includes many components.

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Requirements of the Application

1. A Research Report describing an original, independent research project that meets all eligibility requirements. Research conducted during any year of high school is eligible for Regeneron STS.

View the guidelines for Research Reports.

Requirements of the Application

2. Three types of recommendations (click on each item below to learn more about the requirements and to preview the questions asked of recommenders):

  1. Educator Recommendation
  2. Project Recommendation
  3. High School Report (Transcript)

Requirements of the Application

3. Application Sections about you, your research project, prior research projects, your activities and how you spend your time.

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4. Short Essay Questions

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5. Test Scores are optional.

COVID-19 and the Regeneron STS Application

The Society recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted high school grading systems, opportunities for students to take tests, and opportunities for students to pursue activities and research. While the application open and deadline date will remain as planned, the application and evaluation processes will be adjusted to consider these factors. The Regeneron STS 2021 application includes questions for high school counselors to share how individual schools adapted, and encourages students to let us know about changes to other activities within their application responses. Test scores are not required (Regeneron STS has been test-optional for many years). The Society will train evaluators to consider the many changes high school students have faced this year in our review process.

The Society also recognizes that lack of laboratory access might change the type of research students are able to submit to this year’s competition. Every year, the competition receives entries representing 23 scientific disciplines, and every year students perform high quality research in the home environment. As another option, per Regeneron STS rules, students may submit research completed during any year of high school (as long as it meets other requirements), and are encouraged to think about submitting older projects.

How to Get Started

Certain types of research might require pre-approvals and additional paperwork. Note that Regeneron STS rules are somewhat different from Regeneron ISEF rules. Potential STS entrants should review the checklist in the rules book. In cases where additional forms are needed, students may reference the documents below or use similar alternatives.