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How to Apply for the CTY Cogito Research Award

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.