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Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair Registration


Schools, teachers and students

School Registration for PRSEF 2023 is open!

Updates for 2023: Please note, the 2023 registration fee to participate in PRSEF is $50 per project (individual and teams) but schools where 35%+ of their student population qualifies for or receives FRL/Title 1 funds will have their registration fee waived. If you qualify for the waived fee, please submit proof of FRL % on official school/district letterhead to Christie Orlosky, STEM Competitions Coordinator, at This adjustment to the registration fee will not only make registration more equitable for individual and homeschool students that participate in the fair, but it will help reduce attrition, help encourage students to present quality research projects, and help increase PRSEF revenue.

Questions or concerns? Please email

Click here to register your school. Follow the instructions in the How to Register your School for PRSEF document.


Click here opens in a new window to register your school. Follow the instructions in the How to Register your School for PRSEF document opens in a new window.

Click here opens in a new window if your school is already registered and you need to register yourself as a teacher.  To create projects, register students and complete scientific review forms, log in at opens in a new window and follow the instructions in the Adult Sponsor User Manual opens in a new window.


Check with your teacher or email to see if your school is registered.

To apply to be considered for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, submit the ISEF Preliminary Registration form opens in a new window


Online judge registration will open on December 1 at opens in a new window

Project Research Forms

Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (PRSEF) is an affiliate fair of the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) . PRSEF complies with ISEF rules and with Federal regulations governing research to ensure the safety and well-being of humans and animals involved in student research, as well as the safety and welfare of the students themselves. Please visit ISEF Rules and Guidelines opens in a new window and PRSEF Rules and Guidelines opens in a new window for complete rules/regulations.

Important: All PRSEF project forms opens in a new window must be completed online, electronically signed and submitted through opens in a new window. Mailed paper forms will not be accepted.

Note: Form 1, Form 1A including a research plan, Form 1B and the Form 3 Risk Assessment are required for ALL projects. Additional forms are required if the project involves a vertebrate animal, human beings, potentially hazardous biological agents, a controlled substance (prescription drugs, consumable ethyl alcohol or tobacco), a hazardous substance or device (firearms, explosives, radiation, lasers etc.) or if the project will be completed in a regulated research institution.

Forms for Teachers

The following forms will help you with the registration and project completion process.

  • PRSEF Rulebook opens in a new window – Includes information about deadlines, registration paperwork, categories and more.
  • Student and Teacher Handbook opens in a new window – Extensive resources for project ideas, project completion, judging and more.
  • Guide to the Review Process opens in a new window – All teachers and/or adult sponsors MUST review this file before submitting students’ registration forms to the SRC (Scientific Review Committee).
  • Perseverance Form opens in a new window – This should be completed by students who have participated in PRSEF for at least three years.

Contact Us

Email questions or comments to opens in a new window or call the Science Fair office at 412.237.1534.