Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP)

About
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.

2021 Students

Olusola Babalola

Olusola Babalola, Harvard University

Lauryn Brooks

Lauryn Brooks, Hampton University

Diana Cruz

Diana Cruz, University of Pennsylvania

Zoe Drigot

Zoe Drigot, University of Colorado, Boulder

Patrick Ihejirika

Patrick Ihejirika, CUNY Brooklyn College

Daniel Groso

Daniel Groso, University of Florida

Djenebou Semega Diani

Djenebou Semega Diani, Columbia University

Rohan Freedman

Rohan Freedman, Brown University

Isobel Garrett

Isobel Garrett, MIT

Kim Ha

Kim Ha, University of Washington

Nathanael Hundie

Nathenael Hundie, Harvard College

Patrick Ihejirika

Patrick Ihejirika, CUNY Brooklyn College

Jessica Kissi

Jessica Kissi, Bates College

Kanika Leang

Kanika Leang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chanell Mangum

Chanell Mangum, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Ivan Ruiz

Ivan Ruiz, Haverford College

Annel Andrea Leon Tenorio

Annel Andrea Leon Tenorio, Stanford University

Nitya Thakkar

Nitya Thakkar, Brown University

Sindimwo Thierry

Sindimwo Thierry, Pomona College

Luis Vazquez

Luis Vazquez, University of North Texas

Jeffrey Xiong

Jeffrey Xiong, Columbia University

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.
 

Benefits

  • $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
     

Eligibility

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**

 

Application

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 10, 2022 at 11:59PM ET
  • Notifications: mid-March 
  • Program dates: May 30 - July 29, 2022

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
E: bsrp@broadinstitute.org