You must have a student account on the NJRSF website before you can register your project. If you have an existing account from a prior year, you can log in and proceed to Step 2 in the entry process. If you are a new student, use this link to establish an account on our website. Fill out the form and set your role as "Student". You will first receive an email with a temporary login. Please follow the instructions in the email to reset your password. Then click on Login Now on the navbar to sign in.
Before proceeding to Step 2 in the entry process, you should check the following:
Note: ISEF has discontinued the requirement for students to have an individual SSP ID; thus, it has been removed from our registration process.
After registering your project, go to the Students tab on the navbar and click on Entry Status in the drop-down. You must be logged in for this link to function properly. Here you will find links to upload your completed NJRSF Entry Form, ISEF Form 1B, and all required ISEF forms including the NJRSF Research Plan Form. All NJRSF and ISEF forms are available for download from the NJRSF site. Each form should be completed and saved as an individual file – they should NOT be combined into a single file.
For team projects, the ISEF forms are to be submitted only once and either team member can do it.
Additional ISEF Forms are needed for projects that require Certification, are being done at a Registered Research Institution, and/or are a Continuation from a prior year. To determine if additional forms are needed for your project, consult the ISEF Rules Wizard. For detailed information on certification requirements, visit our Certification of Projects page.
All NJRSF and ISEF forms are fillable PDF forms that MUST be completed and saved using Adobe Acrobat Reader version 15.0 or higher. You can download and install the software for free from the Adobe website. Note for Mac users: the default PDF Viewer in Safari does not save forms properly and must not be used.
The NJRSF Entry Form and all ISEF forms will need to be signed by the appropriate individuals: some by the student, and some by the teacher, parent, or mentor. You must put in email addresses (a.k.a. user IDs) for each adult who must sign your forms. This information can be entered by clicking on the Entry Registration link on the Entry Status screen. At a minimum this includes your parents, and for some it will include mentors, IRB members, Designated Supervisor, etc. To web-sign your forms, these individuals must have an account on the NJRSF website and they must select the appropriate role ("Teacher", "Other Mentor", or "Parent"). Their email address will automatically link their account to your project, so please make sure you enter it correctly in your entry registration.
After uploading your forms, click on Sign Student Forms under your name on the navbar to web-sign your NJRSF Entry Form and ISEF Approval Form (1B). For projects continued from a prior year, you will also need to web-sign your ISEF Continuation Projects Form (7).
Your Advisor, Parent, and Other Mentor (if applicable) will receive an email notifying them that there are forms they need to web-sign. They can web-sign your forms by logging in, and then clicking on Sign Student Forms under their name on the navbar.
Exceptions to the web-signature process:
All further instructions for completing your entry are on the Entry Status screen. Log into your account, then go to the Students tab on the navbar and click on Entry Status in the drop-down.
Once all of the required documents are uploaded and web-signed, you should use the link on your Entry Status screen to request an SRC review. Once the SRC has reviewed your documents they will provide feedback – either as an approval or as notes about what problems remain. If there are issues, then you should revise the forms accordingly and upload them again (they will replace the forms previously uploaded). You should then notify the SRC again, and re-enter the approval cycle.
It is very important that you monitor your Entry Status for important notifications and to see whether there is action required on your part. Pay special attention to:
Other items submitted via the Entry Status screen are the Submission Fee, Abstract, and Supplemental Registration information.
Your ISEF forms are required to describe the project you enter in the fair. Accordingly, some students find it necessary to make modifications after initial SRC approval. Please note that uploading ANY of your forms after you have received approval will negate that approval and your forms will have to be reviewed once again with their new content. Any modified forms must also be re-signed (as described above) in order to have valid signatures on them. You should be aware that this might invalidate the signing date sequence required by ISEF, and might make you ineligible for the ISEF awards. So please do not modify your forms unless it is truly necessary. (Note: revising your Research Plan ONLY will trigger a new review by our SRC, but it will not impact your ISEF eligibility, so long as no ISEF forms need to be modified.)
At present, ISEF does not accept digital signatures on the ISEF certification forms. Students selected to attend ISEF will have their forms signed after the Awards Ceremony by the students, teachers, and parents (who, hopefully, will be in attendance). For those who are unable to attend, the forms will be faxed to them for signature. With our web-signature process, we will ask participants to afix their signatures using the dates as recorded in our online system.
|Go to Top|