Eligibility Requirements


PLEASE NOTE: Students interested specifically in biology or neuroscience research should apply directly to MSRP Biology/BCS, offered through MIT’s Department of Biology.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at a US institution located in the US or its territories

  • Attend an undergraduate institution other than MIT

  • Must be an undergraduate:

    • Sophomore (who has completed four semesters of actual college course work) by June 2019 or

    • Junior or

    • Senior who will not be graduating in the spring or summer of 2019

  • Have a genuine interest in research and obtaining a PhD

  • Have a grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher

  • African American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, first-generation students, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

  • International students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at a US institution are eligible to apply.  Students who will receive their bachelor’s degree at an institution outside of the US and exchange students are NOT eligible to apply.



Please contact the MSRP staff with any questions not answered on the website:

Telephone: (617) 324-8453
Email: msrp@mit.edu