The 2024 Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge Application is now closed.

Important Dates

February 1, 2024
Application opens
June 12, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET 
Application closes
September 4, 2024, 12 p.m. ET
Top 300 Junior Innovators announced
September 18, 2024, 12 p.m. ET
Finalists announced
October 2024 
Finals Week in Washington, DC!

Finalists will present their original science fair projects and compete in teams to test their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving abilities in science, engineering and mathematics. Prizes include the $25,000 Thermo Fisher Scientific ASCEND Award (Aspiring Scientists Cultivating Exciting New Discoveries), scientific excursions and cash awards to finalists’ teachers and schools.

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