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.

Person smiling with lab notebook

Elizabeth Bond

During my time at MSRP, every member of my lab offered advice about experiments and guidance for graduate school. To get such robust and targeted feedback from experts in your field — who are also invested in you and care about you — has been incredibly empowering. You leave this program having forged new connections with rising scientists, and with a new perspective on how diverse your scientific trajectory can be. To say I am grateful for the opportunity would be to undersell it; this program has, without a doubt, made a significant impact on my path as a young scientist.

Who Should Apply

Non-MIT undergraduates who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate students at a US university or college*
  • Current sophomores, juniors or non-graduating seniors
  • Have successfully completed introductory courses in the life sciences
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all STEM courses (science and math)
  • Demonstrated interest in basic research and in a career in the sciences
  • Available to begin on the first day of program, no exceptions (students on the quarterly system are not eligible)

*Students studying abroad for more than one semester are not eligible. International students are not eligible unless they are enrolled full-time at a minority-serving institution in the United States. To see if your institution is minority-serving, please click here.

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 Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines.
  • Weekly academic seminars
  • Weekly meetings with faculty
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Includes housing, a domestic travel stipend, weekly living stipend
Learn More