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Note: The information and dates presenterd below is specific to the year of 2019-20, and the 2020 Chicago Student STEM Exhibition. Much of this information may change for the 2021 year and Exhibition.

NOTE: For projects conducted in a university, hospital or research laboratory under the supervision of a Doctor, Professor or Scientist, endorsement(s) and supporting documents are due October 26, 2019.  With the exception of the Use of Firearms (see below), all other endorsements must be submitted in duplicate by November 19, 2019.

Endorsement requests MUST be made PRIOR to experimentation in order to ensure the safety of the test subject(s) and/or the scientist.  The project plans are reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee and, if safe, the endorsement is granted and the experiment may be carried out.  Permission to carry out an experiment CANNOT be given to one that has already been completed.

To insure that you are using the latest endorsement forms you should clear your browser's cache before viewing any of the endorsements.  (See these instructions.)

Most of the items may be submitted electronically (see below) and only one copy needs to be submitted.   HOWEVER, if they are printed and subsequently mailed in, TWO copies are required.

Depending on the browser you are using, you may need to save the form and then open it with Adobe Reader X (or better), type in the information, print and sign it, scan it and then send the scanned in image electronically by attaching it to an e-mail message.  Note that only one copy is needed if the form is submitted via e-mail. 

For all other items, PLEASE check the due dates on the STEM Exhibition calendar found here.

NOTE::: The forms, documents and endorsements listed below are for the 2019 STEM Exhibition.   You may use them as examples but DO NOT submit them.  The 2020 forms, documents and endorsements will be on line in mid-September.

Request for Non-Human Vertebrate Animal Endorsement  [PDF]

Request for Humans as Test Subjects Endorsement  [PDF]

Request for Human or Vertebrate Tissue Endorsement [PDF]

Request for Microorganism Endorsement  [PDF]

Request for Recombinant DNA Endorsement   [PDF]

Request for Use of Firearms Endorsement [PDF]
 NOTE: This endorsement request may NOT be filed electronically, MUST include ALL required documentation when submitted on or before October 31, 2019.

Application for Minigrant [PDF]

Application for Maxi Grant [PDF]

Application for Advise-a-Student Program [PDF]

Scholarship Application Form [PDF]