Applying to the Summer Research Program in Genomics

Dear Potential Applicant for SRPG 2015,

We hope that you have taken the time to explore the SRPG web page, previous SRPG research projects, and our FAQ page to learn about our program and the exciting research taking place at the Broad. This letter is designed to guide you through the application process and outline eligibility requirements.

Please review the guidelines and instructions below carefully before completing the application.

Application requirements
SRPG is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to support undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the sciences. These underrepresented groups include American Indians or Alaska Natives, blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, as well as individuals with disabilities.

To be eligible for our program, you must belong to one of these underrepresented groups. In addition, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in a four-year college for Fall 2015, with a graduation date of December 15 or later
  • have a minimum 3.20 GPA
  • have a major in physical, biological or computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school
  • be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • be a member of one of the underrepresented groups the NHGRI supports

Online submission instructions
The SRPG application consists of the items below. Items 1 through 6 must be submitted during one online session. Items 2 through 6 must be submitted as a single PDF containing all four components and uploaded during the same online session.

Please name the file as follows: lastname.firstname-srpg2015.pdf.

  Item   Method
1. Electronically signed online application Complete Online
2. Description of Previous Research
Please describe any non-course-related research experience you have had as an undergraduate, including lab experiences, data compilation and analysis, or any other research activities. Include the names of faculty or principal investigators, the duration of your participation, the larger goals of the research, and your specific role.
Submit Online
3. Summer Program and Educational Objectives Statement
Using up to two pages, please address EACH of the following questions, with your name at the top of each page:
  1. What are your educational and career plans and what contributions do you hope to make to your chosen field?
  2. What are your current scientific and research interests and how do they overlap with the Broad's research activities?
  3. What are your reasons for applying to the program?
  4. What will you contribute to the program?
Submit Online
4. For returning students ONLY
If you are applying as a returning student, please tell us why another summer in the SRPG program is crucial to achieving your goals.
Submit Online
5. Resume Submit Online
6. Unofficial Transcripts
Please submit unofficial transcripts that include Fall 2014 grades, preferably in pdf form. If you have attended more than one undergraduate institution, please submit transcripts from current and previous schools.

Admitted applicants will be required to submit official transcripts.
Submit Online
7. Letters of recommendation (2)
Each letter of recommendation, in pdf form, must be uploaded by the recommender using the Submit a Recommendation form at You will have to provide this link to your recommenders.
Submit Online
Items 1 through 5 must be submitted during one online session.
Items 2 
through 5 must be submitted as a single PDF containing all four components and uploaded during the same online session. Please name the file as follows: lastname.firstname-srpg2015.pdf.

Please be sure to read all application directions and feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck in the admissions process!

Francie Latour, Program Coordinator