MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP-Bio)
Non-MIT Undergraduates

MIT Summer Research Program (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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Sheena Vasquez, MSRP '14, '15, '16

MSRP taught me to think critically about science. I participated in weekly lunches and dinners with renowned faculty who exposed me to many different areas of research I wouldn’t have considered pursuing. I felt challenged to learn new ways to solve problems and present my projects. In addition, I enjoyed bonding with people from all over the world through our love for science. MSRP gave me the courage to apply to graduate school and introduced me to a place I can comfortably call home for the next 5+ years.

Who Should Apply

Non-MIT undergraduates who meet the following requirements are eligible:

  • Full-time undergraduate students at a U.S. university or college
  • Current sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors
  • Successfully completed introductory courses in the life sciences
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in all STEM courses
  • Demonstrated interest in basic research and in a career in the sciences
  • Must provide all transcripts
  • Available to begin on June 2, the first day of program, no exceptions

Program Details

June 1 – August 7, 2020

  • 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 Biological Engineering
  • Weekly academic seminars
  • Weekly meetings with faculty
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Includes housing, a domestic travel stipend, weekly living stipend
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