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
rgesser@broadinstitute.org

 

2014 Student research highlights:

Adam
Adam
The Roxbury Latin School
West Roxbury, MA
Andrew
Andrew
The Harker School
San Jose, CA 
Angela
Angela
Phillips Academy
Andover, MA
Cathy
Cathy
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, MD 
Daniel
Daniel
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School
Concord, MA 
Eva
Eva
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge, MA 
Felice
Felice
Brookline High School
Brookline, MA 
Helen
Helen
Chelsea High School
Chelsea, MA 
Joe
Joe
Arlington High School
Arlington, MA
Lasya
Lasya
Sharon High School
Sharon, MA
Oron
Oron
Gann Academy
Waltham, MA

Richard
Richard
Memphis University School
Memphis, TN
Tess
Tess
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge, MA
Zach
Zach 
Staples High School
Westport, CT