MIT Summer Research Program
Non-MIT Undergraduates

MIT Summer Research Program

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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Favour Akinjiyan

My MSRP experiences taught me that science is not always linear and experiments don’t always give binary results, so perseverance is key. My mentors Tania Baker and Stephane Calmat introduced me to the fascinating topic of protein degradation, which I still study, albeit in a cellular context. In 2014, I presented my findings at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. My mentors continue to advise me on my career, and I seek a similar collaborative atmosphere in other settings.

Who Should Apply

Non-MIT undergraduates who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Studying full-time at a US university or college*
  • Current sophomore or junior or non-graduating seniors in a 5-year program
  • Have successfully completed introductory courses in the biological sciences
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in science courses
  • Have demonstrated an interest in basic research and in a career in the sciences

*students studying abroad for more than one semester are not eligible

Program Details

June 4 – August 11, 2018

  • 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
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