Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP)


Due to COVID 19, we will transition BSRP 2021 to remote programming. More information about the remote experience can be found here

The Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) is an intensive nine-week summer research opportunity designed for undergraduates with a commitment to biomedical research and an interest in genomics. BSRP 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'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.

BSRP features a rich curriculum outside the lab that emphasizes communication, collaborative problem-solving, graduate school preparation, and demystifying scientific careers. Our curriculum includes an intensive scientific communication course, seminars with leading scientists from Harvard and MIT, a GRE prep course, and weekly workshops focused on the graduate school application process, professional and personal development, and diversity and inclusion in the sciences.


  • $4,860 stipend
  • Free housing at partner university housing facilities
  • Travel to and from Boston
  • Travel sponsorship to present summer research at a national scientific conference
  • Mentored, cutting-edge research guided by leading scientists
  • Academic and career development seminars
  • Scientific communication course 
  • Team-building and social activities in the dynamic, historic Boston area


BSRP is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to help increase diversity in the sciences. The program is open to students with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines. Students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply. These groups include Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Asians or Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinxs, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, as well as individuals with disabilities.

Applicants also must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school (PhD or MD/PhD)
  • Be enrolled in a four-year college for Fall 2021, with a graduation date of December 2021 or later
  • Be majoring in physical, biological or computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • Have a minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • No previous research is required, but applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in biomedical research

**Please note that we cannot make any exceptions and candidates must meet ALL the eligibility criteria**



BSRP applicants must submit the following:

  • Online application form
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Short essay responses
  • Two letters of recommendation

Please note BSRP is full-time and we expect all program participants to not have other commitments. 

Important Dates

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Application deadline: January 11, 2021 at 11:59PM ET
  • Notifications: mid February to early March 
  • Program dates: May 31 - July 30, 2021

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, Education and Outreach Office
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
75 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
T: 617-714-7000







2020 Students

University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Connecticut
University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
University of Michigan
Quinnipiac University
Pomona College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Brown University
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Tufts University
Stanford University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Texas A&M University
Brown University