Application Process

The selection process for Team Canada-ISEF has multiple steps:

  1. Initial Email Invitation and Reminders (September, October and November)
    All students who have attended a previous CWSF, and who are still in High School or Cégep I or II will be invited to submit an application to Team Canada-ISEF. Other high school and Cégep students are also welcome to apply.
  2. Download the Regeneron ISEF Rules
    The Regeneron ISEF Rules are very strict and you must be familiar with them before you apply to Team Canada. Download the Regeneron ISEF Rules. Once you’ve read the rules and decided to go for it…
  3. Log in to your online account.
    As soon as you plan to apply, create a Team Canada-ISEF Applicant account in the online registration system at You will be asked to provide your contact information, a tentative project title and to download, complete, and then re-upload the Regeneron ISEF forms required for your project.
  4. Tell us you’re planning to apply RIGHT AWAY!
    Tell us that you plan to apply by clicking the button at the bottom of the ‘Start Here’ page in the online registration system. A mentor can help by reviewing your proposal, but this works best BEFORE you start your research.
  5. Team Canada-ISEF Applicants
    All applicants must submit a full set of forms to the Team Canada online registration system by midnight Pacific Time at the end of December 15. Students who submit a full set of forms will proceed to Round One as Team Canada-ISEF Applicants. The entire process is completed online.
  6. Selection Process – Round One
    The Selection Committee for Round One will read all the Research Plans, and select the top thirty or so projects to proceed to Round Two. All Applicants will be contacted, and the successful Applicants promoted in the online registration system to Team Canada-ISEF Candidates. This will be completed by 15 January.
  7. Team Canada-ISEF Candidates
    Each Candidate will submit a project presentation and quad chart by the deadline, which is two weeks prior to selection day in March.  You are responsible for ensuring that your forms are free of all errors.
  8. Selection Process – Round Two
    On selection day, each candidate will be interviewed by a panel of three judges, who will base their selection of Team Canada-ISEF Finalists on the presentation, quad chart and interview. Successful candidates will be promoted in the online registration system to Team Canada-ISEF Finalists who will participate in Regeneron ISEF.
  9. Team Canada-ISEF Finalists
    Congratulations, you have been recognized as one of the top young scientists in Canada. Check your emails twice a day because there will be many sets of instructions given, with very tight deadlines.

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