Apply Now for the Google Science Fair 2016 Competition for students

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Application Deadline: 18 May 2016

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: All

Brief description: The Google Science Fair is a global online science and engineering competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18. Submit a science or engineering project and win unbelievable prizes.

Eligible Field of Study: Science and engineering

About the Award

Throughout history many great scientists developed their curiosity for science at an early age and went on to make groundbreaking discoveries that changed the way we live. In partnership with the LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American, Google is offering the annual Google Science Fair to find the next generation of scientists and engineers.

The Google science fair is inviting students ages 13-18 to participate in the largest online science competition and submit their ideas to change the world.

Scholarship Offered Since: 2009

Scholarship Type: Science competition


Students from age 13 to 18

Number of winners: The 16 global finalists, along with a parent or guardian, will travel to Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA to present their project to the judges and compete for the awards listed below.

Value of Price: The Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 in scholarship funding.

The $50,000 Google scholarship is intended to further the Grand Prize winner’s education. If a team wins the prize, the scholarship’s value will be divided equally among the teammates.

If your Science Fair submission is something you built to solve an engineering challenge, you’ll be eligible to win the Virgin Galactic Pioneer Award or the LEGO® Education Builder Award.

If your project offers a new way to look at the world, asking questions and answering them with experimentation, you’ll be eligible to win the National Geographic Explorer Award or Scientific American Innovator Award.

Deadline: 18 May 2016

How to Enter

First things first, do you have a Google account? If not, you’ll need to sign up for a free one. Once you have your account, you can register for the competition.

First things first, sign up at You can register alone, or in groups of 2 or 3.

Next, use the project site builder to tell us about your experiment or engineering project. Remember, all entries must be submitted by May 17, 2016

Finally, when you submit, set all your project materials to public so that the judges can view them. Remember, the deadline is May 17, 2016, so now it’s time to get to work.

Here are some helpful hints to give your idea the best chance of winning:

  • Everyone should carefully read the Science Fair official rules found on the website.
  • Safety is important. Do not use any dangerous chemicals, or ever harm any animals.
  • You must have a parent’s permission to enter.
  • Remember, you are not permitted to use any brands, logos or music, unless you yourself created it.

Visit contest website to apply

Provider: Google

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