The application for MSRP 2015 will become available later this fall, and will be accepted until Friday, January 30, 2015.

Applicant qualifications

  • African American, Latin American, and Native American students are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Must attend a US institution (located in the US or its territories)
  • Must have completed the sophomore year by June and have a genuine interest in obtaining a PhD in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields
  • Expect to receive undergraduate degree after May 2014
  • Have a grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher

Application requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Three recommendations: two from current faculty within or related to your fields of interest
  • Resume or CV
  • Transcript emailed to

For students interested specifically in biology or neuroscience research, the MIT Summer Research Program in the Biological Sciences and Related Fields is offered through MIT’s Department of Biology.