Registering for MRSEF

Deadlines to be aware of:

Project Information Form (online) must be submitted by January 31, 2021.

Project Packet must be submitted electronically for review to the Office of Compliance by February 5, 2021.
Angela Williams ( with the Research Compliance and Assurance Office

Entire Project Packet (already reviewed by Compliance) must be submitted electronically by February 15, 2021. 

Each entrant must completely fill out an MRSEF Project Information Form (online) plus Checklist for Adult Sponsor (1), Student Checklist (1A), Research Plan, Risk Assessment (3), and Approval Form (1B). No photo release forms are required this year. These forms can be found at:

Information Form - High School (9th-12th grade) Senior Division
Information Form - Middle School (6th-8th grade) Junior Division

Additional forms and approval prior to beginning work by our Scientific Review Committee are required for students performing ANY work involving the following: Please use the Rules Wizard to better determine what is required.

  • Vertebrate Animals 
  • Human Participants (not the student him/herself--must clearly state as such in research plan, abstract etc...)
  • Recombinant DNA 
  • Microorganisms
  • Human or Animal Tissue
  • Hazardous Chemicals, Activities, or Devices

These projects must also be cleared through our Compliance Office prior to the experiment beginning.

An abstract form must be completed by the entrant once his/her project is finished.  This form must be submitted to the Mobile Regional Science and Engineering Fair prior to displaying the project at the Fair.  The form can be submitted the day of the Fair at the registration desk.  The entrant must include an abstract with their project display. 


Failure to follow proper registration or approval procedures will result in disqualification

Please note: It is the responsibility of the student entrant and his/her teacher to read and understand our rules completely prior to beginning work on a project and to recognize any special approval and/or form requirements.

All projects must be submitted by your teacher to the Compliance Office prior to sending it to Nani Perez Uribe, Coordinator for the Mobile Regional Science and Engineering Fair. All paperwork is to be submitted electronically.

If you have any questions regarding the approval and documentation requirements of your specific research project, please contact Angela Williams (, Research Compliance & Assurance, at (251) 460-6509 prior to beginning any work on your project. These types of approvals require significant time, so please contact Ms. Williams between August 2020 and February 5, 2021.

Because of the time constraints involved, we can not guarantee approval of any projects submitted after this date involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, potentially hazardous substances or biological agents, or human and vertebrate animal tissues. 

Deadline to submit to Compliance for review is February 5, 2021.