Nelson Award Nomination

Robert Nelson Award

Robert Nelson was the coordinator of the Long Island Science Congress for over 40 years. He dedicated countless hours to the development of the congress as a location for young researchers to share their findings. Robert Nelson's goal was for every student to be able to conduct independent scientific research in their school. The award offered in his name is awarded to one project in each of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade whose research was conducted independent of universities and research institutions. Student nominees should focus their application answers on their independence in conducting research at their respective high school.


  • Directions for Liaisons:
    • Each school may nominate one project in each grade level (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) to apply for this award.
    • Liaisons can print the nomination form that will appear on this page when the nomination period opens.
    • Student(s) representing the nominated project should complete the form, then submit to the liaison for certification of accuracy and submission by mail.


  • Robert Nelson Award nominations open March 1, 2019
  • Robert Nelson Award nominations close (received by mail) March 30, 2019
  • Mail nominations to: Phil Sheridan, 7 Wendover Road, East Setauket, NY 11733