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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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 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 (remotely)

  • 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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