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TCRSF Calendar Deadlines

Deadlines and Important Dates Summary:

The FIRST DEADLINE is for the student to have their research plan approved before the start of the experimentation by the parent, teacher / adult sponsor, and when required, an Internal Review Board, a Scientific Review Committee, or a research lab's safety and rules governing board (such as an University Laboratory Animal Care Committee (ULACC) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Bio-safety Committee (IBC) or Committee on Infectious Biohazards (CIB), etc. Check with your teacher / adult sponsor and show your teacher / adult sponsor your ISEF required forms to get the correct forms signed by the correct committee approval.) BEFORE the experiment may begin. If in doubt, email your name, grade, and complete research plan to src@tcrsf.net for SRC pre-approval.

Anytime Judges, volunteers, and teachers may register or update their records at any time.
Before experimentation:   have project research plan approved by parent, teacher/mentor, and for projects requiring one or more of the additional forms (1C, 4 through 6B), appropriate review boards approval.
June 8, 2020 Project and research paper registration opens for 2021
January 27, 2021   Award Sponsors’ Deadline for Preapproval of Special Awards to be offered in 2021
February 3, 2021 Registration deadline online for research papers and projects. Register & submit electronic abstracts and research papers by 10:00 pm CST.
Friday, February 5, 2021   Postmark deadline to mail paperwork and fees to:
TCRSF, 13570 Grove Drive #277, Maple Grove, MN 55311
February 5-16, 2021 Research Paper Judging
Thursday February 18, 2021 All form fixes MUST be completed and received by TCRSF SRC.
February 23, 2021 Students and registered Teachers may access research paper judges’ comments online through their log in
Friday & Saturday
February 26-27, 2021
Friday setup and judging, Saturday open to public & awards - at the state fair grounds coliseum - Twin Cities Regional Science Fairs
NOTE: TCRSF requires that ALL TEAM members of a team project must all be present at judging on Friday night and that ALL ISEF winners must be at the Saturday Award Ceremony and the Sunday afternoon Twin Cities ISEF team meeting (location & time will be announced just after the award ceremony).
Sunday, February 28, 2021 Twin Cities ISEF team meeting - location & time will be announced just after the award ceremony – This is for ALL ISEF award winners, ISEF award alternates, and ALL ADULTS (teachers, parents, or other interested adults) who want to be considered for attending ISEF as part of our official party.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 requested deadline for students selected to compete at state (paper or project) let TCRSF know (RSVP-regrets) if they cannot attend state, so that TCRSF has time to contact an alternate.
TBD deadline to register for JSHS North Central Regional HS paper competition.
TBD deadline to submit an Intent for the HS STEM Communicator Awards.
TBD JSHS North Central Regional Science & Humanities Symposium (high school research paper competition).
TBD Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair (all grades project competition)
TBD JSHS: National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium - Norfolk, Virginia


ISEF (International Science & Engineering Fair)

     May 10-15, 2020   Anaheim, CA - Cancelled.
     TBD - Likely May 9-14 2021   Location TBD.

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