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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Talia Guardia

My favorite part of MSRP was working in the Jacks lab. I learned to think like a scientist, and, although I saw how challenging research can be when an experiment fails, the experience heightened my passion for cancer research. I enjoyed being in the lab and thinking about scientific questions that I wanted to help answer. Many of my peers from MSRP are still very close friends, and I turn to them to discuss research questions and future career goals.

Who Should Apply

Non-MIT undergraduates who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Full-time 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 science courses
  • Demonstrated interest in basic research and in a career in the sciences

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

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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
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