Diversity Summer Programs


SHURP is a ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are under-represented in the sciences. SHURP presently has 475 alumni from colleges across the country, and over 90% are continuing or planning to continue training and careers in the sciences. SHURP is one of the summer research programs participating in the Summer Research Early Identification Program of the Leadership Alliance, a consortium of 35 colleges and universities dedicated to improving the participation of historically underrepresented students in graduate programs.



The Native American High School Summer Program (NAHSSP) is a three-week summer program for high school students from participating Native communities. Students, teachers, and community.


Applications for Summer 2018


The SHURP application is anticipated to open on November 1, 2017.
The application deadline is anticipated to be February 1, 2018.

If you have any questions about SHURP, please email the program coordinator at shurp@hms.harvard.edu.


NAHSSP applications are received through Fort Peck and Hopi High Schools only. Each community is responsible for their own application process. Please contact Lisa Rossini at Lisa_Rossini@hms.harvard.edu with any questions.

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