Broad Summer Scholars Program

By Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

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

summer research program
This program runs during the summer.
Monday through Friday. Morning and Afternoon.

Application deadline: January 21, 2022

Program dates: June 27-August 5, 2022

Ages: 16 and 17.

Grade 11th grade.

  • -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 DACA
  • -Be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the program's start date, in accordance with Broad Institute policy. The Broad will allow limited exemptions to this requirement, including for medical or religious reasons.
  • -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.
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Rachel Gesserman

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing


  • No cost to apply or attend
  • $3,420 stipend


  • In-person only.

415 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Estados Unidos

Area 2

Partial reimbursement provided for transportation costs

Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

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.

BSSP Flyer