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Broad Summer Scholars Program

The Broad Summer Scholars Program (BSSP) invites high school students with a strong interest in science to spend six weeks at the Broad Institute.

We match students with Broad scientists to conduct original, cutting-edge research projects in areas such as: cancer biology, psychiatric disease, chemical biology, computational biology, infectious disease, and more. In addition to original research, students will get to explore scientific careers; attend interesting scientific talks, including the Midsummer Nights' Science public lecture series; present their research to the Broad community in a scientific poster session; attend a college fair; participate in fun social events; and meet other students who share similar interests.


BSSP applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a rising senior in high school (i.e. students can apply their junior year)
  • Attend a high school in the greater Boston area
  • Have earned a B or better in science and math classes
  • No previous research experience is required, but applicants must demonstrate excitement for science!


Program benefits:

  • No cost to apply or attend
  • Partial reimbursement for transportation costs
  • Access to an on-staff tutor to review scientific concepts related to student projects
  • Trainings focused on creating scientific posters and best practices for presenting
  • Exposure to both computational and experimental techniques
  • Social and team-building activities
  • $11/hr stipend available for students who demonstrate financial need


We welcome applications from highly motivated students. Students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply.


Important dates:

The BSSP application is now open.

Application deadline: January 26, 2018
Acceptance notifications: Late-march
Program dates: June 25-August 3, 2018

 
For more information about the Broad Summer Scholars Program, please visit our FAQ page or contact:


Rachel Gesserman
rgesser@broadinstitute.org

 

2016 Student research highlights:

Amidat
Amidat
Brockton High School
Brockton, MA
Annie
Annie
Boston Latin School
Boston, MA
Christie
Christie
Wellesley High School
Wellesley, MA
Daphnee
Daphnee
Winsor School
Boston, MA
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge, MA
Maxwell
Maxwell
Westford Academy
Westford, MA
Michael
Michael
Westborough High School
Westborough, MA
Michelle
Michelle
Boston Latin School
Boston, MA
Sanjana
Sanjana
Ashland High School
Ashland, MA
Santiago
Santiago
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School
Concord, MA
Taylor
Taylor
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical Vocational School
Taunton, MA