Broad Summer Scholars Program

The application for the 2024 Broad Summer Scholars Program is now closed. We will begin accepting applications for the 2025 Broad Summer Scholars Program in mid-November.

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The Broad Summer Scholars Program (BSSP) invites highly motivated 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; 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.

Additional program benefits

  • No cost to apply or attend
  • $3,600 stipend
  • 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


To be eligible to apply to BSSP, applicants must:

  • Be a rising senior in high school (i.e. students can apply their junior year)
  • Attend a high school in MA within commuting distance to the Broad
  • Have earned a B or better in science and math classes
  • Demonstrate excitement for science!​ No previous research experience is required.
  • Be a US citizen, permanent resident, or non-US citizen with employment authorization (i.e. DACA)
  • Be available for the entire 6-week duration of the program. Students cannot be enrolled in other courses or programs, or commit to other employment, during program hours.

We especially encourage applications from students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Underrepresented in the sciences—these groups include Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinxs, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, as well as individuals with disabilities.
  2. Underserved, as indicated by qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
  3. Could be the first person in their family to attend college.
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion through extracurricular and/or community activities that address social, educational, or economic disparities in the United States.

Important dates

  • Application deadline: January 22, 2024 at 11:59PM ET
  • Notifications: mid-March 
  • Program dates: June 24 - August 2, 2024

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


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