Program Schedule

High school participants in the SPARK Research Mentorship Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.


Tentative Date Event
January 13 Application window opens
February 24 Application window closes
March 2-30 Application review and interviews
April 6 Acceptance communications go out
June 4 Orientation on Mayo Clinic campus.*
July 31 SPARK student research presentations.*
December 8 SPARK Mini Science Fair at Mayo Clinic.*
*Required Event

Science fairs and competitions

The SPARK program enables students to prepare a project to enter local and national science fairs and competitions. To submit research for other science fairs, see:

Event Date
Regeneron Science Talent Search November
Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium January
Florida Junior Academy of Sciences January
BioGENEius Challenges March
Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) May