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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Kristin Fitzpatrick, MSRP '14

MSRP opened many doors for my career — it was essentially a mini-graduate school experience, complete with seminars, mentorship, and technical training. It was also the first time I felt included in a rigorous and supportive research community. I felt seen, valued, and respected. MIT still feels like an intellectual home for me, and it will always have a place in my heart. I keep in touch with my cohort, and we continue to share brain food, like journal articles and other snippets. MIT fam for life!

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 2 – August 9, 2019

  • 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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