Summer Institute Admissions (June 1, 2020 - August 7, 2020)

The postmark deadline to apply for the Summer Institute in Biomedical Optics is Saturday, January 11, 2020.
The HST Summer Institute is part of Harvard's and MIT's efforts to help facilitate the involvement of talented students in engineering and science research; in particular, underrepresented minorities, first-generation college students, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Students should be a junior or senior undergraduate during the summer program and must also be a United States citizen or have permanent residence status.
An application to the Summer Institute includes:
  • A complete, signed, and dated application form including a statement of objectives listing details of any applicable research experience
  • An official transcript from your college or university
  • Two sealed letters of recommendation from academic or research supervisors who are familiar with you as a student
The application for admission to the Institute may be downloaded by clicking on the link below. It is a printable form saved as a pdf. In order to open the application you will need to have Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
Please submit all application materials electronically to:
2020 Summer Institute in Biomedical Optics Application and Recommendation Forms