How To Apply to the Summer Research Program in Genomics

Dear Applicant for SRPG 2016,

We hope that you have taken the time to explore the SRPG web page and FAQ page to learn about our program and the exciting research taking place at the Broad. This letter will guide you through the application process and program eligibility requirements.

Please review the guidelines and instructions below carefully before completing the application.

Application requirements
Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in a four-year college for Fall 2016, with a graduation date of December 2016 or later
  • have a minimum 3.4 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • have a major in physical, biological or computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school
  • be a US citizen or US permanent resident

Online submission instructions
Please follow the guidelines below to submit a complete application.

  Item   Method
I. Online application form
This form must be submitted during one online session.
II. Combined PDF Attachment: Unofficial transcripts, Resume and Short essays
Your transcripts, resume and essays must be submitted via email AS A SINGLE PDF ATTACHMENT to Please name the file as follows: lastname.firstname-srpg2016.pdf.

Unofficial transcripts must include Fall 2015 grades. If you have attended more than one undergraduate institution, please submit transcripts from current and previous schools. Admitted applicants will be required to submit official transcripts.

The essay questions are provided below and on the application form. Please answer each question separately; each essay should be no more than 500 words.

  • What are your educational and career plans, and how do your scientific interests overlap with the Broad’s research?
  • Describe a time when failure proved crucial to your development.
  • Increasing diversity in the sciences through greater participation of underrepresented groups is a central focus of SRPG. What experiences have shaped your views on the value of diversity in the sciences?
  • For returning students ONLY: If you are applying as a returning student, please tell us why a second summer in the SRPG program is crucial to achieving your goals.
Complete Online
III. Letters of recommendation (TWO letters required)
Each letter of recommendation, in pdf form, must be sent by the recommender using the Submit a Recommendation form at You will need to provide this link to your recommenders.
Submit Online


Once you have reviewed the instructions above, you may proceed to the online application.

We wish you the best of luck in the admissions process!

Francie Latour, Program Coordinator

Broad Diversity Initiative