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.

BSSP is a partnership with the Research Science Institute (RSI). Approximately half of our students are admitted by RSI, which is an international residential program, and are housed at MIT. Our other students are admitted directly into BSSP from Cambridge, Boston, and surrounding communities and commute to the Broad each day from their homes.

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 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015.

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 26, 2015. Applicants to BSSP will be notified of their selection on or before April 15, 2015.

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


2013 Student research highlights:

Anna Thomas
Presentation High School
San Jose, CA
Archis Bhandarkar
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Sterling, Virginia
Catherine Li
Shanghai American School
Shanghai, China
Conor Fitzpatrick
Ipswich High School
Ipswich, MA
Eunice Lee
Belmont High School
Belmont, MA
Henry Tsang
Boston Latin School
Boston, MA
Jason Cui
Langley High School
Great Falls, VA
Jeremy Chimene-Weiss
Jeremy C.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge, MA
Jeremy Sternbach
Jeremy S.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge, MA
Joan Chew
Raffles Institution
Lachlan Arthur
Trinity College Senior
Gawler, South Australia
Nicole Lim
National Junior College
Nidal Hishmeh
Malden High School
Malden, MA
Rahi Punjabi
Advanced Math and Science Academy
Marlboro, MA
Richard Yip
Stuyvesant High School
New York, NY
Sofia Inglessis
Boston Latin School
Boston, MA