The Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP)

The 2019 BSRP application has closed. 

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.

Features of the program:  

  • Nine-week internship with $4,250 stipend
  • Free housing
  • 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
  • Team-building and social activities  in the dynamic, historic Boston area

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Must have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school (PhD or MD/PhD)
  • Must be enrolled in a four-year college for Fall 2019
  • Must be majoring in physical, biological or computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • Must have a minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Must 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 can not make any exceptions and candidates must meet ALL the eligibitlity criteria**

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 American Indians or Alaska Natives, blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, as well as individuals with disabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

The application deadline for BSRP is January 14, 2019.

Program dates: June 3 - August 2, 2019.

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







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