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STEM research competition

WHAT IS THE HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC RESEARCH COMPETITION?

high school research competition

Running through March and April, SARC is more than just a contest—it’s a guided immersion into the research process, designed for experts and newcomers alike!

high school research competition

You’ll enroll in immersive workshops that guide you through the research process from beginning to end and prepare you for your own research proposal.

high school research competition

Participants compete with the sharpest young minds around the world. 

Research Competition 2024

THE HIGH SCHOOL

ACADEMIC RESEARCH

COMPETITION

Due to popular demand, we've extended Registration for SARC 2024 till Sunday, April 21st!

RESEARCH TOPIC

SARC is unique in that participants can research any topic they want!

This competition is not limited to the sciences. Your research topic can range from political science, art, and economics to engineering, history, or any other field of interest.

Researchers can choose a topic they’re passionate about, something they wish to dive deeper into, or something they want to study in university.

STEM research competition

TIMELINE

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

APRIL

MAY

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1st 

Early Bird

registrations open

20th 

Early Bird

registrations close

17th 

Regular

registrations close

24th

Submission of

assessment form

21st 

Regular

registrations open

18th 

Participant-

exclusive bootcamps

6th 

Qualification Round

Winners announced

9th 

Video Pitch

submission deadline

15th 

Global Winners

Announced

30th

Proposal

submission deadline

WHAT ARE LAST YEAR'S WINNERS SAYING?

Research Competition Winner

Yike Zhang, Top 10 Finalist, SARC 2023

“Participating in the High School Academic Research Competition (SARC) was a truly incredible and transformative experience for me. What made this competition stand out was its inclusive approach, which allowed participants to conduct research on any topic of their choice. Moreover, the admin team hosted informative bootcamps, gave access to academic research resources, and created a community of like-minded peers.”

Winner of Research Competition

Krishnaaram Muthukumaran, Top 10 Finalist, SARC 2023

“SARC was an amazing experience. The workshops conducted were invaluable in guiding me through the research journey as a beginner, from formulating a research question to crafting a proposal. The resources & workshops provided a solid foundation for understanding the research process. Connecting with equally motivated individuals worldwide made it a truly invaluable learning opportunity.”

EXCLUSIVE BOOTCAMPS

At SARC, we host participant exclusive bootcamps with experts in the field to prepare you for your research proposal and give you insight into this field.

PARTNERS

Indigo Research

Indigo Research is an online program that lets high school and graduate students research the topics that fascinate them. At Indigo, students build expertise, deepen their intellectual curiosity, and stand out on their college applications through advanced research. Over 300 students have worked with Indigo since 2019, and over 170 have achieved acceptance to Oxbridge and top 10 universities in the United States.

Crimson Global Academy

Crimson Global Academy (CGA) is an internationally accredited, world-class online private school delivering live, real-time learning to students all over the world, enabling them to earn university recognised qualifications through accelerated courses.

Crimson Education

Crimson Education is the world's leading US, UK, EU and Postgrad admissions counselors. In 2013, it was founded by three students, including CEO Jamie Beaton who had just been accepted to 25 of the world's best universities. Our mission is to help students all over the world reach their ultimate university admissions goals.

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