THE COMPETITION

We are very excited to bring you INSPIRE, the first and only national high school research competition in the humanities, arts and social sciences.

The competition is being organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's INSPIRE student group (that's us!) and produced with support from the Institute's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. The preliminary round of the competition will involve online submission of research projects. Approximately one hundred Finalists will be selected to participate in the competition's final round - a two-day event on MIT's campus in Cambridge, MA, which will bring together experts and students.

INSPIRE will draw out passion for original inquiry on a unique topic in one of 13 disciplines, and connect students with similar interests across the U.S. It will also give students a unique opportunity to show off their research, get great feedback from the experts, and have an unforgettable experience before college!

Selected students will qualify for awards and prizes.

Curious about our name? Our mission is Inspiring the Nation's Students to Pursue Innovative REsearch in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.