How to apply

Applications will be submitted through Harvard's CARAT system.  Applicants are required to submit their current transcript, an academic recommendation letter, a resume, and three short essays.

To complete your application, please do the following:
  • Review the PRIMO Research Areas:  You will be asked to select your top three topics of interest in your application.
  • Request recommendations: One academic letter of recommendation is required.  Recommendation letters are submitted through the CARAT system; please be sure to enter this information in as soon as possible. Please review the instructions on adding recommenders to CARAT and provide your recommender with instructions for submitting reference letters. Applicants do NOT need to seek a residential letter of recommendation. House recommendations will be solicited directly from URAF for all Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village applicants. If you have a community-based reference who is not in your House community (e.g., coach), please contact your House Fellowship Advisor (HFA) so that they can be in touch with that individual to get feedback for your application.
  • Prepare and submit your materials: Completed PRIMO application; essay responses; resume; and current transcript. All files must be uploaded as pdf files through the CARAT system.