How to Apply

1.    Please carefully read the Rules and Guidelines and determine eligibility.

2.    Before starting the application, review the Application Checklist and make sure you have all of the required information before starting.

3.    Choose a Challenge track – Global Healthcare, Global Sustainability, Global Environment.  Click here for more information about how to select the right track.

4.    Determine your entry point. 

a.     If you are from the United States, your application begins by entering the At-Large or Local BioGENEius Challenges, depending on whether or not your state has a local challenge.

i.    Local competitions are hosted in California (Bay Area & Southern), Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,  and Virginia. (Please stop here and follow instructions indicated on the respective webpages.)

ii.    The At-Large BioGENEius Challenge is a virtual competition available to high school students in the United States who do not live in the areas listed above.

b.    If you are from another country, please click on your respective challenge link below for more information.  The top finalist from these challenges are invited to compete at the International BioGENEius Challenge.

i.    Canada

ii.    Germany

5.    Be prepared to complete your application in one sitting.  You will create a login before you start and may save your application and edit before you submit.  Remember the email address and password used to create your login.  (Note:  Do not click the back button as you may lose all of your data.)

6.    Once all the fields have been filled and you have updated your poster (in PDF only), click submit.  You will receive a message thanking you for your application, a link to your dashboard and reminding you to submit three authorization forms: 1) You; 2) your Parent/Guardian and 3) your Mentor.

7.    Your Parent/Guardian and Mentor will each receive an email requesting authorization forms.

8.    From your dashboard, you can resend Parent/Guardian and Mentor forms.  The messages will be resent to the email address you provide in your application.

9.    Once all the forms have been e-signed and submitted you will receive an email confirmation that your application is complete and eligible for consideration (provided it is within the BioGENEius Rules and Guidelines and was submitted by your appropriate deadline).