ASBMB Science Fair Award

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Apply now

The ASBMB Science Fair Award recognizes outstanding achievement in biochemistry and molecular biology research by a middle or high school science student based on the student’s entry at a local, regional or state science fair.

Individual ASBMB members may apply for the award, which consists of $50 and a certificate that can be presented to the winning student(s).


Any active ASBMB member in an area with a local, regional or state science fair is eligible.

Applicants must:

  • Coordinate with the science fair coordinator to:
    • Gain approval for giving the award.
    • Ensure that the ASBMB Science Fair Award is listed in the science fair’s program (with a description of how students will be judged).
  • Send the name and project description of the award winner to the ASBMB so that the information can be posted on our website.
  • Work with the ASBMB to send the award check to the student winner.

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Avery Matthews

University of Texas at Austin '26

"Our student chapter of ASBMB applied for the ASBMB Science Fair Award because we have seen over the years how hard the organizers of the Austin Regional Science Fair have worked to make the event so professional, exciting and beneficial for the participants. Receiving the ASBMB Science Fair award holds a special value for a student, as it validates their efforts thus far in their research and empowers them with the confidence to continue pushing scientific barriers."


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The Society for Science & the Public's national list of science fairs.

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