The Summer Research Program in Genomics (SRPG)

The 2016 online application for the Summer Research Program in Genomics is now available.

The Summer Research Program in Genomics, funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, is designed for undergraduate students who have a commitment to research and an interest in genomics. The program has a strong record of success in helping students to nurture their passion for research and succeed in graduate school and scientific careers. Students spend the summer performing original computational or experimental-based research in labs across the Broad Institute’s research areas, from cancer to infectious disease to computational biology. At the program’s conclusion, students deliver oral and poster presentations on their research projects.

The program features a rich curriculum outside the lab that emphasizes career development, personal development, and teamwork in a small cohort. Our curriculum includes an intensive scientific communication course, faculty seminars with leading scientists in biomedicine, a two-day GRE prep course, workshops that prepare students for the graduate school application process, and seminars that address topics on diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

Features of the program:  

  • nine-week paid internship ($4,250 for the summer)
  • paid housing and travel expenses
  • travel sponsorship to participate in a national conference
  • original research guided by hands-on mentors
  • academic and career development seminars
  • emphasis on scientific communication
  • team-building and social events in the dynamic, historic Boston area
     

Eligibility:

  • must be enrolled in a four-year college for Fall 2016
  • must major in physical, biological or computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • must have a minimum 3.4 GPA
  • must be a US citizen or permanent resident
     

SRPG is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to help increase diversity in the sciences. Students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply. These 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The application deadline for SRPG 2016 is Monday, February 1, 2016.

Please visit our FAQ to learn more about SRPG, program eligibility and other requirements.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page or contact:

Diversity Initiative
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
415 Main Street (formerly 7 Cambridge Center)
Cambridge, MA 02142
T: 617-714-7000
E: diversity@broadinstitute.org

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

Student research highlights:

Matthew Aguirre
Matthew Aguirre
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Miranda Barraza
University of California, San Diego
Jake Bieber
Jake Bieber
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Justin Chávez
Justin Chávez
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Tendai Chisowa
Tendai Chisowa
Williams Collage
Christopher Dunlock
Christopher Dunlock
Xavier University of Louisiana
Shylee Ezroni
Shylee Ezroni
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Tory Govan
Tory Govan
Northeastern University
Dominic Gray
Dominic Gray
Norfolk State University
Jada Kline
Jada Kline
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Maximillian Marin
Maximillian Marin
University of California, Santa Cruz
Bethany Smith
Bethany Smith
Texas A&M University