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, and weekly workshops focused on the graduate school application process, professional and personal development, and diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
- $5,130 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.
BSRP requires students to be available for the entire 9-week duration of the program. Academic or family obligations may be excuse with advance notice. Conflicting exams may be proctored here at the Broad. Students cannot be enrolled in other courses, programs, including but not limited to undergraduate classes, graduate admission prep courses (e.g., MCAT), etc., and/or employed outside this program.
Applicants also must meet the following criteria:
- Have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school (Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.)
- Be enrolled in a four-year college for Fall 2022, with a graduation date of December 2022 or later
- Be majoring in physical, biological, or computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics
- Have a minimum 3.2 GPA (4.0 scale)
- Be a US citizen or permanent resident
- No previous research experience 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.
- Application deadline: January 10, 2022 at 11:59PM ET
- Notifications: mid-March
- Program dates: May 30 - July 29, 2022
For more information, please visit our FAQ page or contact:
Office of STEM Engagement and Inclusion (OSEI)
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
75 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02142