Bernard S. and Sophie G. Gould MIT Summer Research Program in Biology (BSG-MSRP-Bio)
Non-MIT Undergraduates

Bernard S. and Sophie G. Gould MIT Summer Research Program in Biology (BSG-MSRP-Bio)

10-week research-intensive summer training program to advanced non-MIT sophomore and junior science majors who have an interest in a research career.

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Kwadwo Owusu-Boaitey, MSRP '12, '13

MSRP taught me that science is best done in collaboration. I was excited to come in each day to learn from my lab mates, develop my own ideas, and find answers to the questions that kept us up at night. I worked on mammary gland biology and had a blast; it is so cool that organs like the mammary glands go through repeated cycles of growth and decay, and that I was able to grow one in a dish. MSRP truly taught me that few things can replace genuine excitement and hard work.

Who Should Apply


  • Non-MIT undergraduates
  • Full-time students at a U.S. university or college
  • Current sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in all STEM courses
  • Demonstrated interest in basic research and in a career in the sciences
  • Prior research experience
  • Available to begin first week of June

Application and Program Details

June  – August 2021

  • Full-time practical training in one of over 90 research laboratories affiliated with the Department of Biology, the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, or the Department of Chemistry
  • Weekly academic seminars
  • Weekly meetings with faculty
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community building
  • Includes housing, travel allowance, and weekly stipend
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