Submit a Recommendation

Thank you for agreeing to provide an evaluation/letter of recommendation on behalf of a potential applicant to the Broad Institute’s Summer Research Program in Genomics (SRPG).

The Broad Institute is a leading institute for genomic science whose collaborative environment brings together scientists from a range of disciplines and institutions to tackle ambitious challenges in biomedicine. Our partner institutions include, MIT, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals.

The Broad’s Diversity Initiative offers SRPG as an intensive nine-week summer experience for underrepresented minority undergraduates with a commitment to biomedical research and a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. While the program is highly selective, we accept participants from a range of educational levels and backgrounds. We also welcome students who have not yet had previous research experience.

The letters of recommendation represent a critical part of our selection process. We appreciate your time and thoughtfulness in completing this evaluation.

Please complete the information in the fields below. Then, using official letterhead, upload a PDF of your signed letter of recommendation. Please see the guide at the end of this document for questions to consider as you write your evaluation and instructions on naming your pdf file. 

Items marked with an * are required.

Your information
We may contact you by phone or e-mail to confirm your identity, your affiliation and your recommendation for this student.
Student information

Please include your thoughts about any or all of the following:

  • how long and in what capacity you have known the applicant
  • how this applicant compares with her or his peer group in academic ability
  • how this applicant compares with her or his peer group in the ability to work with others
  • what particularly qualifies this student to participate in SRPG
  • information about accomplishments in research or independent projects
  • characteristics the student displays related to his or her academic/personal goals and activities
All application materials are due by 11:59 p.m., February 2, 2015.

Please upload your recommendation in PDF format.

Please name the file as follows: rec-studentlastname.studentfirstname-srpg2015.pdf.