Applying to the Summer Research Program in Genomics

Dear Potential Applicant for SRPG 2014,

We hope that you have taken the time to explore the SRPG web page and student research projects, as well as our FAQ page to learn about our program and some of 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 minority 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 2014
  • major in physical, biological or computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • 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 six items:

  Item   Method
1. Electronically signed online application Complete Online
2. Description of Previous Research Submit Online
  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.  
3. Summer Program and Educational Objectives Statement Submit Online
  Please submit an essay of up to two pages in length (with your name at the top of each page), that answers the following:
  • What are your educational and career plans and what contributions do you hope to make to your chosen field of study?
  • What are your current scientific and research interests and how do they overlap with the Broad's research activities?
  • What are your reasons for applying to the program?
  • What will you contribute to the program?
  • If you are a returning student, why is spending another summer at the Broad crucial to achieving your goals?
4. Resume Submit Online
5. Unofficial Transcripts
Please submit unofficial transcripts that include Fall 2013 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
6. 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-srpg2014.pdf.

Please be sure to read all application directions and if you have any questions, please contact us. We wish you the best of luck in the admissions process and look forward to potentially working with you!

Francie Latour, Program Coordinator
Eboney Smith, Program Director