MIT, Materials Research Laboratory

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NSF/REU Summer Scholars Program

Thank you for your interest in the MRL Summer Research Internship opportunity sponsored through the NSF REU program. The program started in 1983, and has  brought hundreds of the best science and engineering undergraduates in  the country to MIT for graduate-level materials research. A wide range  of project areas are available. The application must be submitted by March 15, 2021.

Quick Facts

  • Only US citizens/permanent residents may apply
  • Program dates: June 9, 2021 - August 13, 2021
  • Stipend $5000
  • Open to students who are starting their junior or senior year at any college or university, other than MIT, in September of 2021
  • Selection is based on application, academic history and recommendation letters
  • Application deadline : March 15, 2021
  • Awards will be announced on or shortly after: April 1, 2021
  • This 10-week Undergraduate Research Program is currently planned to be hosted virtually in Summer 2021. If circumstances change and the program can transition to on-campus, additional support includes reasonable travel costs up to $1000.

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