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MIT Summer Research Program

MSRP seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors 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.

Students who participate in this program will be better prepared and motivated to pursue advanced degrees, thereby helping to sustain a rich talent pool in critical areas of research and innovation.

For School Year: 2, 3, 4
Year Must be returning to school after program
Program Type: Summer Program
Targeted Identities: Historically Underrepresented Populations , Veterans
Majors / Focus: Departments and labs participate in MSRP based on the admitted applicants’ areas of interest. MIT offers over 35 graduate programs in five schools:
Access to Recruiters: Guidance by MIT faculty members, doctoral fellows,and advanced graduate students 
Expenses Paid: Weekly stipend, round trip travel, and university housing
Location: MIT 
Program Dates: Summer 
Other Materials Needed: Application, Resume/CV and Unofficial Transcript; Top three research preferences for department, faculty member, and research area (see more information below); Three letters of recommendation (see more information below). 

Applicants must also identify as one or more of the following:-
- First-generation college student who will be the first in their families to graduate from a four-year college or university. 
-Having had experiences overcoming significant challenges in their path toward graduate school. Examples include but are not limited to (Managing a disability 
-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)
-Having had 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)
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 2022
Have an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in one of MIT’s graduate programs, Sloan professional programs not included (MBA, EMBA, LGO, etc)
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

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