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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Asmita Panthi, MSRP '17

I was born and raised in Nepal, one of the least developed countries in the world. Scientific discoveries seemed like miracles happening somewhere I could hardly imagine. Although I helped many people as a health professional in Nepal, I wanted to take part in the discovery process. As part of the MSRP-Bio summer program, I had an unprecedented opportunity to get familiar with various aspects of scientific research and have come to realize that the challenges, and possibilities, are much more than I imagined.

Who Should Apply

Eligibility:

  • 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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