Sponsor the NCSEF

The NCSEF is organized by the NC Science Fair Foundation (NCSFF), a non-profit 50lc3 corporation.

NCSEF is funded in full through the financial donations of individuals, businesses, higher education institutions, and other interested organizations.  If you are interested in increasing the quality and quantity of student research in all STEM areas, please consider donating to the NCSFF.

Because the NCSFF/NCSEF is fully staffed by all volunteers, 100% of your donations go directly to supporting students' efforts in science and engineering research and to provide teacher training in facilitating student research. Donors can choose to designate their contributions to fund specific areas of the NCSEF such as student awards or teacher workshops.

You can also support the NCSFF/NCSEF by sending volunteers and judges.  Download a flier to share!


Individuals may contribute to the NCSFF/NCSEF by using PayPal or printing and mailing this short form (pdf).

Businesses may contribute to the NCSFF/NCSEF by using PayPal or printing and mailing this short form (pdf).

For sponsorship questions, please contact the NCSFF President, Dr. Tom Williams, at 919-815-6658 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Developing a science fair project teaches students critical thinking and the scientific process. If you know of a business, group, or individual who would like to support students in science by contributing to the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair, please contact Dr. Tom Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-815-6658.