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 for advanced non-MIT rising sophomore and junior STEM majors who have an interest in a research career.

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Bailey Bowcutt, MSRP '21

I applied to MSRP-Bio because I wanted to learn more about what it would mean to pursue a PhD. Graduate school seemed intimidating at first, but after this summer it’s become an achievable goal. I’ve not only had the chance to practice coming up with appropriately-sized research questions, but I’ve also learned how to devise methods to clarify ambiguous experimental results. I didn’t expect to see this much growth in myself, and I know the program is making me a better scientist. I would definitely do it again.

Who Should Apply


  • For undergraduate STEM majors
  • 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
  • MIT undergraduates are NOT eligible

Application and Program Details

May 27 – August 3, 2024

  • 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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