Broad Summer Scholars Program

The Broad Summer Scholars Program (BSSP) invites a small number of exceptional and mature students with a keen interest in science, and who want to work hard and contribute to cutting-edge research, to spend six weeks at the Broad Institute.

We match students with Broad scientists to conduct original, cutting-edge research projects in areas such as: cancer biology, chemical biology, computational biology, or genome sequencing and analysis. In addition to original research, students will explore scientific careers; prepare for and attend the Midsummer Nights’ Science lecture series; learn about personal genomics; meet and hear about the research of faculty and scientists from MIT, Harvard, the Broad and other top research institutions; present their research to the Broad community in a digital poster session; attend a college fair; and meet other young scientists conducting research at the Broad and beyond.

BSSP runs from June 27, 2016 to August 5, 2016.

Rising seniors in the greater Cambridge, Massachusetts area are eligible to apply for BSSP. The deadline to receive the completed application form, including teacher recommendations, is January 29, 2016. Applicants to BSSP will be notified of their selection on or before April 15, 2016.

For information about the Broad Summer Scholars Program, contact:

Rachel Gesserman
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
415 Main Street (formerly 7 Cambridge Center)
Cambridge, MA 02142
rgesser@broadinstitute.org

 

2015 Student research highlights:

Alex
Alex
Weston High School
Weston, MA
Allen
Allen
Millburn High School
Millburn, NJ
Andrew
Andrew
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
Sudbury, MA
Aria
Aria
Brookline High School
Brookline, MA
Disha
Disha
Olathe North High School
Olathe, KS
Enrico
Enrico
Brookline High School
Brookline, MA 
Jimmy
Jimmy
Boston Latin School
Boston, MA 
Robert
Nathalie
Waltham Senior High School
Waltham, MA
Robert
Robert
Edwin O. Smith High School
Storrs-Mansfield, CT
Sanjana
Sanjana
duPont Manual High School
Louisville, KY
William
William
Quabbin Regional High School
Barre, MA
Yanson
Yanson
The Roxbury Latin School
West Roxbury, MA
Yohanna
Yohanna
Newton North High School
Newton, MA