Diversity Initiatives

The Broad Institute is committed to increasing the number of scientists from diverse backgrounds in the field of biomedical research. The Diversity Initiative in Scientific Research was launched in 2003 with a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute that provides financial sponsorship for underrepresented minority scientists to participate in research programs at the pre-baccalaureate, undergraduate, postdoctoral, and faculty levels.

The Summer Research Program in Genomics (SRPG)

SRPG is a nine-week undergraduate research program designed for students with an interest in genomics and a commitment to research. Students spend the summer in a laboratory at the Broad Institute, engaged in rigorous scientific research under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers.

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Minority Introduction to Engineering, and Science at MIT (MITES)

MITES is a six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program that introduces high school seniors to engineering and science. Students interested in genomics take part in a hands-on lab course sequencing DNA and studying disease genetics.

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Broad Medical Fellowship Program

Broad Medical Fellows take part in an eight-week summer program, focused on an original research project in genomic medicine.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

The Broad Institute offers up to three years of postdoctoral training in genomics through a fellowship program that prepares the candidate for a successful research career.

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Visiting Faculty Program

The Visiting Faculty program at the Broad provides scientists the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge genomics research in collaboration with a Broad mentor.

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