The CTY Cogito Research Awards are on hiatus this year.
Please check back in Fall 2017.
Students may apply as an individual or as a team. Each student may submit only one application, individually or as part of a team; additional applications may result in disqualification. A signed parental consent form for each student, including all team members, is also required.
On the application, students must include a summary of the research idea, how the research will be conducted, the possible real-world impact of the research, and a statement of how the research funds would be spent.
Students may submit applications for projects in any area of math, science, technology, and engineering, with the following exceptions:
Research that includes the use of live vertebrate animals is not permitted. These include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, primates, rodents and marsupials. We do allow research using tissue samples; a project is considered a tissue study, and not a vertebrate animal study, if the tissue was obtained from a vertebrate that was euthanized for a purpose other than the student’s project.
Research that includes the use of human subjects is not permitted. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) defines a human research subject as a living individual about whom a research investigator (whether a professional or a student) obtains data through (1) intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2) identifiable private information. Exceptions to this rule include data/record survey studies (such as crime statistics) from pre-existing datasets; and behavioral and social research in which the student researcher does not record any personally identifiable data.