Bernard S. and Sophie G. Gould MIT Summer Research Program in Biology (BSG-MSRP-Bio)
Non-MIT Undergraduates

Bernard S. and Sophie G. Gould MIT Summer Research Program in Biology (BSG-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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Patricia Pujols, MSRP '21

When I applied to MSRP, I came with many insecurities about my language, my knowledge of science, and if I would be at the level of an institution like MIT. From the first day I arrived, there was no room to foster such insecurities. On the contrary, I stepped out of my comfort zone and strengthened my skills.  MSRP gave me all the tools I needed to have an enriching experience in science, as well as the opportunity to meet colleagues that I will remember for the rest of my life.

Who Should Apply


  • Non-MIT undergraduates
  • Full-time students at a U.S. university or college
  • Current sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in all STEM courses
  • Demonstrated interest in basic research and in a career in the sciences
  • Prior research experience
  • Available to begin first week of June

Application and Program Details

June 4 – August 12, 2023

  • Full-time 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 Chemistry
  • Weekly academic seminars
  • Weekly meetings with faculty
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community building
  • Includes housing, travel allowance, and weekly stipend
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