INTRODUCING HARVARD COLLEGE PRISE
The Harvard College Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE) has been created from the recommendation of the Task Force on Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), to establish a stimulating, collegial, and diverse residential community for Harvard undergraduates engaged in summer research in life science, physical science, applied science, mathematics, and engineering.
PRISE is a 10-week program for students working with Harvard Faculty in relevant academic departments and research centers in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as well as program directors and principal investigators in the Harvard Medical School, the School of Public Health, affiliated research institutes and hospitals, and other academic and administrative units throughout the University.
Summer 2014 will be the ninth year for this innovative high-profile program, which has been designed to stimulate community and creativity among a cohort of motivated Harvard undergraduates, along with the other programs that make up the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village: BLISS (Behavioral Laboratory in the Social Sciences), PRIMO (the Program for Research in Markets and Organizations), and SHARP (Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program).
Participation in the Program will include housing in one of the Harvard College residences, partial board, free shuttle service for those working in the Longwood Medical Area, and evening programming that includes distinguished scholars talking about their research and a variety of workshops on such topics as fundamentals in laboratory training and preparing for scientific presentations.
To be eligible for PRISE, a student must secure a position to conduct research in mathematics, natural science, applied science, or engineering with a member of the Harvard Faculty in one of the University’s academic departments, affiliated research facilities or hospitals. Students who have not yet secured a laboratory placement and/or research funding are encouraged to submit PRISE applications concurrently with applications for research funding. Acceptance to PRISE will be contingent upon securing a research position with a Harvard Faculty member. Supplemental funds for those students with a summer savings requirement will be available.