Programs & Funding

High School Research Program (HSRP) is a highly competitive, six week educational program where student work alongside Brookhaven National Laboratory scientific staff. Students who are invited to participate in the program will received an BNL guest appointment and must complete required training prior to the start date. Due to BNL safety regulations, students under the age of 18 may not be allowed to perform certain tasks.

HSRP is a commuter program, transportation to and from BNL is not provided. BNL does not provided housing for participants.

Audience for This Program

Students must have completed 11th or 12th grade and be at least 16 years old at the start of the program. Students with an interest in Chemistry must be 17 years old at the start of the program.

Rules & Eligibility Criteria

Rules and Eligibility criteria:

  1. Student must be available for the six weeks, Monday to Friday 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  2. Transportation and housing is not provided.
  3. Students must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident Alien (PRA)
  4. Student must be at least 16 year old at the start of the program and completed 11th or 12th grade.

Application Process

Follow the link below to apply. Be sure to have the following information at hand before starting the application process. Incomplete applications are not saved.

Application will open late December.


  • Names and contact information of references.
  • Copy of the school transcript.
  • Completed essay
  • School contact information
  • Parent and emergency contact information.
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