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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Victor Rivera-Santana, MSRP '18

I had two main expectations about MIT before I got here. The first was that no one would give me the time of day and they’d be hard to talk to. Boy, was I wrong — the faculty are really accessible and engage you as a potential researcher. The other expectation was that everyone here would be hardworking, regardless of their field of study. And I was very pleased to find that’s the case. I have not met one person who would not go the extra mile to do their job correctly.

Who Should Apply

Eligibility:

  • 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

May 31 – August 5, 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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