Iowa Junior Academy of Science Online Handbook

Starr Research Grants - Learn Research Methods - Guidance from Iowa Scientists

Attend and Present at the IAS Annual Meeting - Awards/Recognition

Experience a Professional Science Event - Meet Iowa Scientists



IJAS Online Handbook

The IJAS Handbook is open access - anyone may access the information.

The handbook explains how to participate in the IJAS research program, including writing and submitting research grant proposals. It encourages the improvement of writing and speaking skills and, making research posters.

The handbook explains how to experience Iowa's professional general science conference in April - including presenting at the IJAS Science Symposium. It guides students through writing and submitting STARR Research Grant proposals and how to prepare poster and oral presentations for the IJAS Science Symposium. It also explains what to expect at the IAS Annual Meeting.

Participation in IJAS activities requires IJAS membership. Middle and high school students may join as an individual member, be part of an IJAS school membership, or participate in a program partnering with IJAS. Home school students are encouraged to participate.

IJAS Handbook Table of Contents

Please use the links in the Table of Contents.

If you are submitting a Starr Research Proposal be sure to read each topic before submission. The proposal must be submitting at one sitting. You are not allowed to save the submission and complete it later. 

#2 through #13 require IJAS membership to participate.
Item #14 includes a list of opportunities open to IJAS members and Non-members. 

Click each item to learn more.

Scholarship Opportunities

1. Under Construction

IJAS Schedule

2. IJAS Calendar of Events

Who is eligible to join IJAS?

3. About IJAS

4. Eligibility
IJAS Member Opportunities

Submitting a Research Grant or Review Only Proposal

8. Prepare and Submit STARR Research Grant Proposals

Request a Visiting Scientist

14. IAS Visiting Scientist Program

Opportunities for IJAS members and Non-members

The list below includes activities made available to science students by organizations and academic institutions.

15. Science Opportunities