INSPO Research & Innovation Competition
NORTH AMERICA's Continental Science FAIR • 2020 VIRTUAL edition
Showcase your STEM project to industry leaders, established professors & other top youths in North America’s premier online science fair.
Projects created in previous years are accepted insomuch as the innovation, study, or experiment is still relevant to our society today.
Thank you to all who participated!
We look forward to hosting an even more amazing event next yr.
PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY IN A
INSPO RESEARCH AND INNOVATION COMPETITION (IRIC)
InspoScience Canada is a non-profit organization that spearheads the development of STEM-based education among Canadian students.
In light of the current pandemic situation and widespread cancellations of science project competitions, invitations to scientific youths from across North America will be extended to compete in the 2020 edition of its virtual continental competition, the INSPO Research and Innovation Competition (IRIC), held this June & July.
Top 200 projects will be selected to participate in the 2020 edition of IRIC. Selected projects will be showcased in an online exhibition and compete for awards.
All students aged from 13-19, currently attending school in North America, and have a completed STEM project (alone or with one partner) are eligible to apply to and compete in IRIC. Applications will be open from June 01 to July 05, 2020.
COMPETE FOR COVETED
Through the generosity of our sponsors, IRIC 2020 will be delivering over $2,000,000 (CAD) in scholarships, and $30,000 (CAD) in value in awards, academic programs, internships, patent grants, trips to international science fairs, and other means.
Receive offers to participate in paid internships & externships at STEM institutions and companies from across North America.
SPECIAL TRIP AWARDS
Get flown out to visit the Parliament of Canada in a fully paid, week-long program, or win a grant to file a patent for your project!
TEAM North america
Students are eligible to be selected and sponsored to represent North America at international competitions in South Korea, Spain, and the U.S.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE (SRC)
Neuroscience, Dalhousie University
IMP Aerospace & Defence
ELIGIBILITY and Selection
To be eligible to apply to and compete in IRIC, the following criteria must be met:
With funding and support from public and private corporations, institutions, and governmental organizations, it will be free of charge to apply to and compete in IRIC 2020.
Round 1: all students who meet the above requirements are eligible to apply to IRIC 2020. Applicants will be notified of their application status in June.
Round 2: from all applicants, 200 top projects will be selected to participate in IRIC 2020, compete for awards, and exhibit on the IRIC platform. Their projects will be judged based on submitted materials and several rounds of video interviews. Award recipients will be announced through a virtual ceremony at the closing of IRIC.
The IRIC online application will require the submission of the following items:
IRIC 2020 will have two age groups: junior and senior. Projects in each age group will be competing for their respective INSPO Prime Awards and INSPO Merit Awards; senior projects will also be competing for the INSPO Category Awards. Both junior & senior projects who meet specific criteria defined by our sponsors are eligible for the INSPO Sponsored Awards.
Categories help us better assign judges to your project. You will choose which one of the following four categories you wish to enter on your IRIC application.