DEADLINE FOR SCIENTIFIC REVIEWS BY SASEF SRC IS DEC 20
DEADLINE FOR SASEF ENTRY FORM AND ALL REQUIRED PAPERWORK IS FEB 28

Mail all forms (found under Guidelines and Forms) in one packet to SASEF, 2506 EJ Chapman Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-4531.


Junior Division Entry packet (please mail to the address above) by Feb 28

  • SASEF Entry form - fill in with required information. Print it, get required signatures (student, parent).
  • Junior Division project plan  - fill in with required information. Print it, get required signatures (student, parent, teacher)
  • Typed Research Plan - title, abstract, hypothesis, objectives, procedures, bibliography (generally 2-3 pages total)
  • 10.00 entry fee (cash or check made to SASEF) per student (not per team if team project)
Senior Division Entry packet (please mail to the address above) by Feb 28
  • SASEF Entry form (1 page) - fill in with required information. Print it, get required signatures (student, parent).
  • ISEF Form 1 Checklist for Adult Sponsor (linked from our webpage) - signed by adult sponsor
  • ISEF Form 1A Student Checklist Typed Research Plan - title, abstract*, hypothesis, objectives, procedures, bibliography (generally 2-3 pages total); be sure to include information relevant to human subjects, vertebrate animals, recombinant DNA, or hazardous materials if used in your experiment - the more information, the better
  • ISEF Form 1B - Approval Form - signed by student, parent Additional forms, if required (human subjects, etc.)
  • * Student may also use the official ISEF abstract form, but it is not required
  • ***If the project requires SRC (Scientific Review Committee - for hazardous substances or vertebrate studies) or IRB (Internal Review Board - for human subjects) review, the high school must organize a review committees - either one of each (IRB, SRC) or a single, combined IRB/SRC board. Most high schools have such a board because of other activities. However, the middle or home school does not need to form its own committees. The SASEF has a regional-level SRC/IRB, and this group will review your research plan for you. The deadline for submitting your research paperwork to SASEF for SRC/IRB approval is December 20. It is best to submit your plan well before this deadline, though, in case it needs revision before it can be approved.
  • 10.00 entry fee (cash or check made to SASEF) per student (not per team if team project)