SPISE 2024



Program Dates: Saturday July 6 – Sunday August 11, 2024 (in-person at the UWI-Cave Hill in Barbados)

Application period is now closed

Application Deadline (on-line): March 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST

Applicants required to have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by March 31, 2024, unless there is a medical reason this is not possible in which case a letter from the applicant’s primary physician documenting this is required

2 Minute Video Overview of SPISE:

To be eligible to apply to SPISE, students must be:
(1) At least age 16 but less than age 18 on April 1, 2024
(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 information about SPISE 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 and provide all of the supporting materials requested (see application form).
  • Request 2 letters of recommendation, using the document that can be accessed within the application form, from: (a) a current or recent (within last 2 years) Math Teacher, and (b) a current or recent (within last 2 years) Science Teacher. These letters of recommendation need to be emailed directly to applications.csf@gmail.com by the recommender.


The application period for SPISE 2024 Teaching Assistants (TAs) is closed. All positions have been filled.


The application period for SPISE 2024 Instructors is closed. All positions have been filled.


Please contact Dr. Dinah Sah (dinah.csf@gmail.com) – Director of SPISE, with your questions about the program and about student sponsorship.