The Summer Research Program in Genomics (SRPG)

The Summer Research Program in Genomics, funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, is designed for underrepresented minority undergraduate students with a commitment to research and an interest in genomics. Students spend the summer performing original computational or experimental-based research in laboratories across the Broad Institute’s research areas, from cancer to infectious disease to bioinformatics.

The program features a rich curriculum outside the lab that emphasizes career and leadership development. This includes an intensive, weekly scientific communication course, seminars by leading scientists in biomedicine, and workshops that help prepare students for graduate school admissions. At the program’s conclusion, students deliver oral and poster presentations of their research projects.

Features of the program:

  • nine-week paid internship ($4,250 for the summer)
  • paid housing and travel expenses
  • travel sponsorship to participate in a national conference
  • original research guided by hands-on mentors
  • academic and career development seminars
  • emphasis on scientific communication
  • team-building and social events in dynamic, historic Boston area
     

Eligibility:

  • must be enrolled in a four-year college for Fall 2014
  • must major in physical, biological or computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and an underrepresented minority
     

Frequently Asked Questions

The application deadline for our SRPG 2014 cohort has now passed.

If you wish to receive a notification of the 2015 application availability, please complete the SRPG Inquiry Form and we will add you to our mailing list.

Please visit our FAQ to learn more about the parts of our application and what you can do now to prepare.

For more information, contact:

Diversity Initiative
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
7 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
T: 617-714-7000
F: 617-714-7897
E: diversity@broadinstitute.org


 

Student research highlights:

Alfonso L. Boza Jr.
Alfonso L. Boza Jr.
Florida International University
Elena N. Cravens
Elena N. Cravens
Wellesley College
Alexis Fennoy
Alexis Fennoy
Hampton University
Sylvester J. Gates III
Sylvester J. Gates III
University of Maryland: College Park
Rachel Gomez
Rachel Gomez
University of New Mexico
Brittany A. Mayweather
Brittany Mayweather
University of Pennsylvania
Ángel L. Placeres
Ángel L. Placeres
University of Puerto Rico – Humacao
Cullen Roth
Cullen Roth
University of New Mexico
Alex N. Salazar
Alex N. Salazar
University of California, Santa Cruz
Anthony C. Scruse
Anthony C. Scruse
Morehouse College
Taylor Thompson
Taylor Thompson
Howard University
Amy Blatt
Amy Blatt (ICBP)
Arizona State University