Contributions to the fair are used entirely in support of fair activities. The TNJSF is run by an all-volunteer committee and has no administrative salaries or fund-raising costs.
As of July l, 2022, contributions to the TNJSF must be made via Terra Science and Education, as we are now affiliated with them under the umbrella of their non-profit. The contact for contributions there is Karen Valentino, email@example.com. Contributions made to Terra made for the TNJSF will only be used in support of the TNJSF.
Contributions to the general fund support TNJSF-funded awards and operating expenses. TNJSF-funded awards include: cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place category winners, and for the general expenses of the fair. (As of 2023, the ISEF Trip Awards are supported by Terra Science and Education.) Operating expenses include: site rental and setup fees, computer and website costs, and the ISEF affiliation fee.
Sponsors that contribute to the general fund will be recognized on the Major Sponsors page on our website and in the Event program, according to the sponsorship level.
|Supernova Sponsor||$6,000+||Full-page ad in the Event program|
|Galaxy Sponsor||$4,000+||Half-page ad in the Event program|
|Constellation Sponsor||$2,500+||Quarter-page logo in the Event program|
|Star Sponsor||$1,000+||Eighth-page logo in the Event program|
Organizations that wish to encourage and recognize projects in a specific scientific area or with a particular methodology can sponsor a special award. A special award can offer one or multiple awards and may consist of anything from a cash award, to membership in a professional association, to an opportunity for further competition. For examples, please look at the current list of special awards offered at the TNJSF. Some awards are given directly by the sponsoring organizations, while some (cash) awards are given via the TNJSF committee. In the latter case, the funds supporting the award should be contributed to us at Terra, as indicated above, with notice to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special awards sponsors will be recognized on the Special Awards Sponsors page on our website and listed in the Event program.
To become an TNJSF sponsor, contact the Fair Director at