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Deadline Jan 16, 2024: MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)

  • Deadline to apply: Applications open October 17, 2023 and close January 16, 2024
  • Term: Summer 2024 (Program Dates: June 2 – August 3, 2024)
  • Program: MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)
  • Description: MSRP is an intensive 9-week research program designed to fully immerse students in the MIT experience.

The MIT Office of Graduate Education (OGE) is currently seeking talented undergraduate students to apply for the 2024 MIT Summer Research Program, General. 

Please forward the following information to talented scholars in your network who may benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus and have an interest in pursuing graduate education. Please email if you have any questions.


  • Enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program in the U.S.
  • Must be a Sophomore, Junior, or non-graduating Senior
  • Must have an interest in research and/or obtaining a PhD
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA
  • Have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in academic research and/or teaching
  • International students with appropriate visa & work authorizations may apply

Participant Benefits

  • $5400 stipend
  • On-campus housing
  • Round-trip travel to MIT
  • MIT graduate application fee waiver
  • Individual counseling on academic careers
  • Opportunity to co-author a scientific paper with a faculty mentor
  • Access to campus facilities: research spaces, library, gym and more

Application Checklist

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • One from a research mentor
  • 3 Research Preferences
  • PDF of Unofficial Transcript
  • PDF of CV or Resume
  • 3 Short Answer Responses
  • 1 Optional Short Answer Response

Application Tips: DO

  • Highlight your academic achievements & research experience
  • Provide strong letters of recommendations
  • Communicate your motivations
  • Diversity is important. What will be your contribution to the field?

Application Tips: AVOID

  • Contacting MIT Faculty
  • Waiting to secure LoRs
  • Limiting interest to one professor
  • CV/Resume in essay form
  • Errors – Have others review

Ready to apply?