The Harvard College BLISS program is a summer residential program for Harvard undergraduates designed to provide a formative and substantive social science research experience and to promote community, creativity, and academic excellence. During the ten-week program approximately 18 students work full time on social science research projects led by Harvard faculty. Students live in one of the Harvard Houses with fellow undergraduates participating in several other research programs, focused on fields ranging from the arts to astrophysics, from organizational behavior to public health. BLISS covers the housing costs and provides partial board, a stipend for expenses, and coverage of summer savings obligations for financial aid recipients; it also provides academic and professional development programming for the student fellows (including lectures and discussions with distinguished faculty and professionals in a wide variety of fields, practical seminars, and a chance to present their research publicly), as well as a host of social activities. The call for faculty project proposals goes out in the fall, with a deadline just prior to the winter break. The projects are posted for the students on this website, and the student applications are due in early-to-mid-February.