The Brandeis-Genesis Institute (BGI) is an initiative that prepares Russian-speaking students from around the world to become effective community leaders fortified by Jewish knowledge, a systematic understanding of Russian Jewry, and a commitment to the future of the Jewish people.

The BGI is funded by the Genesis Philanthropy Group. BGI provides scholarships and programming for three groups of students: high school summer programs (BIMA); Genesis undergraduate fellows; and graduate (Hornstein) fellows.