SPISE 2021


* SPISE 2021 will be held with safety being the CSF’s top priority.
* SPISE 2021 will be held on-line in its entirety due to the coronavirus pandemic with hands-on labs/projects being adjusted accordingly.

Important Dates

Program Dates: Sunday July 4 – Saturday August 7, 2021
Application Deadline (e-mail): March 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

SPISE 2021 Application Forms


To be eligible to apply to SPISE, students must be:
(1) At least age 16 but less than age 18 on April 1, 2021
(2) Citizens or permanent residents of the English-speaking Caribbean (excluding U.S. territories) or Bermuda, and have been enrolled in a high school within the Caribbean or Bermuda for the past 4 years. (Note: applicants from the Dutch, French and Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries may be considered on a case-by-case basis.)

Before filling out an application, be sure to read in its entirety the SPISE Program Description on the SPISE page


as well as the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.

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Students applying to the program will need to:

  • Fill out the online application form below and provide all the materials requested within it.
  • Provide the appropriate requests for recommendations to their: (a) School Principal or Guidance Counselor, (b) a current Math Teacher, and (c) a current Science Teacher.

You must use the Google Chrome browser to fill in the form, as this will minimize potential browser-specific errors. Use of the “back” button may not display your previous-page entries on some browsers. Other browsers may appear to work, but we will not see your application. So if you do not have Chrome on your computer, you should install it before starting to fill out the application. Also, you should fill in the form up to page 4 in one sitting. If you do not complete up to page 4 in one sitting, and if you do not close your browser all your data entered should remain for several hours. Your data will be destroyed once the browser is closed or your session expires.

If you have technical difficulties in completing the form, please contact csfhdq@gmail.com with the subject line: SPISE application form question.
The SPISE 2021 application period for students is now open.

To apply, go to:

SPISE 2021 Student Application Form

For recommendation requests, download the following documents and email them to your recommender:



Applicants who move on to the second round of the admissions process may be asked to participate in a videoconverence interview as part of the selection process.


The application period for SPISE 2021 Teaching Assistants (TAs) is now open.

Application forms for SPISE TAs are provided below in WORD (for electronic completion) and PDF formats. The TA positions are open until filled. TAs are expected to be familiar with the details of the program, and, therefore, before applying, should read:(a) the Program Description, (b) the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) above, and (c) “What SPISE Teaching Assistants should know” (at the end of the application form).

SPISE_2021_TA_Application_Form (WORD)

SPISE_2021_TA_Application_Form (PDF)


Applicants interested in SPISE Instructor positions should send their CV to SPISE Director Dr. Dinah Sah at dinah.csf@gmail.com

Further Information

Please contact Prof. Cardinal Warde (warde.csf@gmail.com or 1-617-699-1281) – Faculty Director of SPISE, or Dr. Dinah Sah (dinah.csf@gmail.com or 1-617-803-2135) – Director of SPISE, with your questions about the program and about student sponsorship. Also, please be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) above for further details about SPISE.


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