MIT Summer Research Program

MSRP is a 9 week research intensive experience for that seeks to identify talented under-graduates students who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus, conducting research under the guidance of MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. This program is designed for students interested in pursuing a PhD in one of over 30 academic programs at MIT. MSRP Research Interns receive a weekly stipend, travel to and from MIT and summer housing.

Have a minimum 3.5 overall or major GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at a US institution of higher education located in the US or its territories excluding MIT

Be a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior; must have 2 academic years of college coursework (not including college credit earned while in high school or its equivalent) and not graduating prior to December 2020
Have an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in one of MIT’s graduate programs, not including Sloan School of Management
Have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in academic research and/or teaching
Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, non-U.S. citizen with DACA, or international student with appropriate visa and work authorizations

Applicants must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

First-generation college student who will be the first in their families to graduate from a four-year college or university.
Member of an ethnic or racial group historically underrepresented in graduate education at MIT (Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Native Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx)
An undergraduate scholar currently participating in a fellowship or academic support program vetted by MIT (OGE will verify an applicant’s status while pursuing a baccalaureate degree at a U.S. institution)
Experiences overcoming significant challenges in their path toward graduate school. Examples include but are not limited to
Managing a disability
Being of a gender or orientation identity historically underrepresented in their graduate field of study
Veteran status
Single parent
Holding DACA status
Financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances

Learn more: https://oge.mit.edu/graddiversity/msrp/

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