Regeneron Science Talent Search
Application Requirements

The Regeneron Science Talent Search 2024 application is now closed. The application will re-open for the 2025 cycle on June 1, 2024. 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. This page will be updated with the 2025 Official Rules and corresponding documents in June 2024.

2022 STS Finalist Roberto Lopez
2022 STS Finalist Roberto Lopez Society for Science
Regeneron STS 2023 Finalist Emily Ocasio at Public Day.

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)
Regeneron STS 2023 Finalist Jeffrey Xu at Public Day.

Requirements of the Application

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

Requirements of the Application

4. Short Essay Questions

Regeneron STS 2023 Finalist Lavanya Natarajan at Public Day.

Requirements of the Application

5. Test Scores are optional.

How to Get Started

This Could Be You! Save the Date for our 2023/2024 Webinar Series!

Sign up for our webinar series and links will be emailed to you 30 minutes prior to each session.

  • August 8 at 4pm ET: Early Bird Tips for Getting Ahead on Your Application!
  • September 14 at 8pm ET: What is a Future Leader in STEM? Identifying Tomorrow’s Leaders through STS
  • October 18 at 8pm: Show Me Your Application—Tips from Finalists, Judges, Evaluators, Rules Readers and more!
  • November 2 at 8pm ET: Advice from Last Year’s Winners!
Regeneron STS 2023 finalists and top winners at the awards ceremony on March 13, 2023.

Regeneron STS Instructional PDFs

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.

Past Webinars

Review these helpful webinars filmed in 2021, 2022, and 2023. This information is all still relevant to the 2023/2024 application cycle, with the exception of any past dates mentioned. Sign up for our email list to receive notifications of future webinars!

STS 2021 Finalist Laalitya Acharya celebrating

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. 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.