Diversity Initiatives

The Broad Diversity Initiative in Scientific Research was launched in 2003 with a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Together NHGRI and the Broad are committed to increasing the number of scientists from diverse, underrepresented backgrounds in the field of biomedical research. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply to our current programs, the Summer Research Program in Genomics for undergraduates and the Broad Cancer Genomics Scholars program for postbaccalaureates.

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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Broad Cancer Genomics Scholars (BCGS)

An innovative, two-year postbaccalaureate program run jointly by the Broad Diversity Initiative and the Cancer Program, BCGS offers participants a comprehensive, structured and immersive experience that includes groundbreaking research, academic and career guidance, and advanced skills in scientific communication.

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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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