Registration & Paperwork

Montana Science Fair Registration

The in-person fair will be held at the University of Montana Adams Center on April 3, 2022.  The competition will be poster only (no quad chart, no slide show, no video) and will follow all ISEF Display & Safety Rules.

The Awards Ceremony will be on April 4, 2023, in the UC Ballroom, live stream via zoom available.  Two Division I students will qualify to compete at the Regeneron ISEF Fair. and top-tier Division II projects will qualify to compete at the Middle School Competition. 

Important! Please review the registration processes below before registering.

The Montana Science Fair is open to all middle school students grades 6-8 (Division II) and all high school students, grades 9-12 (Division I).

Registration for 2023 Montana Science Fair will open on January 23, 2023.  Registration Fee is $25 per student. 

Division I Information – Grades 9-12

  1. Categories - Animal Sciences | Behavioral and Social Sciences | Biochemistry | Cellular and Molecular Biology | Chemistry | Computer Science | Earth and Planetary Science | Energy and Transportation | Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical | Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering | Environmental Management | Environmental Sciences | Mathematical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Microbiology | Physics and Astronomy | Plant Sciences
  2. Review the ISEF Rules Wizard to determine what forms and approvals are required for entry into the Montana Science Fair. Visit the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair website for all rules and guidelines, ISEF FAQs, and ISEF categories
  3. Complete the required ISEF Paperwork found here. IMPORTANT: Projects involving Humans, Vertebrate Animals, or Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (microorganisms, DNA, or Tissues) require PRIOR approval by an SRC or IRB. Projects that do not meet this requirement will be disqualified. If you have questions about these requirements and/or the required ISEF paperwork, please submit your questions with a detailed research plan/protocol to: ginger.claussen@umontana.edu or call (406) 243-4623.
  4. Complete the MANDATORY online registration. For team projects, all students must register and indicate that their project is a team project.
  5. For projects involving Humans, Vertebrate Animals, or Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (microorganisms, DNA, or Tissues), submit a scanned copy of the required paperwork to Liz Putnam elizabeth.putnam@umontana.edu with a copy to Lu Hu lu.hu@mso.umt.edu and Ginger Claussen ginger.claussen@umontana.edu.
  6. Registration Fee is $25 per student.
  7. All students must display the required paperwork with their exhibit.

Division II Information – Grades 6-8

  1. Categories - Biological | Physical
  2. It is strongly recommended that all students review the ISEF Rules Wizard with a teacher or mentor before beginning their project. Please Note: projects not involving vertebrate animals, human subjects, hazardous materials/activities, or biological agents do not need to submit ISEF paperwork. 
  3. Division II (grades 6-8) must have a Research Agreement filled out prior to experimentation and is required for all Division II projectsClick Here to view a printable Research Agreement. 
  4. Complete the MANDATORY online registration. For team projects, all students must register and indicate that their project is a team project.
  5. Registration Fee is $25 per student.
  6. All students must display the required paperwork with their exhibit.