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CRI Snow Program

Work with a top university professor to complete an undergraduate-level research project in only 6 weeks!

About the Crimson Research Institute Snow Program (CRISP)

Program Dates: December 19, 2022 - January 27, 2023

CRISP is a unique opportunity to complete a months-long research project in only six weeks! Use your winter break to learn new skills, engage with your peers, learn from top university professors and enhance your college applications from the comfort of your home.


During CRISP, students will write a research paper or complete a project with professor guidance in a small online group classroom setting of 3-10 students. All students who complete the course will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

It's a great learning opportunity for those new to research-- your project will feature your own original hypothesis using secondary data, which you can publish in professional academic journals.

No application required! Open to all eligible students. 

Duration: 6 weeks

Deadline Extended: December 9, 2022

Program Cost: $3,800 USD*

Benefits of CRISP

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Research Competitions

Present your research at competitions to win cool prizes like cash and internships

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Expert Mentorship

Learn from a Top 10 US university professor! Grow your academic network

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Learn about Publishing

With our publication module, learn how to publish your research in an academic journal

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Fortify your Applications

Undergraduate-level research while in high school is unique, impressive, and shows your skill

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Present at a Conference

Enter the world of scholarship by presenting your research at international conferences

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Invaluable Education

Stay ahead of your peers upon entering university by gaining hands-on research experience

Winter 2022 Offerings 

Computer Science / Math

Work with Dr. Sakk, Cornell University, to conduct research on Computer Science!
Topic: Machine Learning and Data Science

Economics / Finance

Work with Dr. Elgin, Columbia University, to conduct research on Economics!
Topic: Economics of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Genetics / Medicine

Work with Dr. Liakath-Ali, Stanford University, to conduct research on Genetics!

Topic: Gene Regulation and Disease

Psychology / Neuroscience

Work with Dr. Barlev, Arizona State University, to conduct research on Psychology!

Topic: Developmental Origins of Mental Content

Law / Philosophy

Work with Dr. Taggart, City University London to conduct research on Law!

Topic: Critically Examining the Criminal Law Trial


Educational Requirements

All students must currently be high school students or entering high school (Grade 9)

*Schedule a consultation for an exception

Language Requirements

Must have basic English language skills. If student requires additional language assistance, must sign up for supplemental English Scientific Language course.

Location Requirements

Must have internet access for this online virtual program. All students from all over the world are welcome!

Supplemental Course:

English Scientific Language and Analysis

Work with a Harvard Teaching Fellow, PhD(c) on how to understand and analyze scientific literature in the English language!

This supplemental course is perfect for students who:

  • Would like additional assistance conducting research in the English language

  • Would like to grow their scientific vocabulary

  • Would like to improve their oral presentation skills in English

Course Cost: $800 USD*

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