The MIT Materials Research Laboratory is accepting applications for the following summer opportunities:

NSF/DOE Quantum Science Summer School (QS3) 

Apply here:

  • Program is for graduate students and postdocs in the fields of condensed  matter physics, materials science, and disciplines of quantum science in  engineering, chemistry, and related fields
  • Dates are June 3-14, 2019
  • Graduate Students and Postdocs are encouraged to apply
  • Awards include round trip travel and attendance expenses
  • More information about the program can be found at QS3.mit.edu


NSF/REU Summer Scholars Program

Apply here:

  • 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 is  available.
  • Dates June 16- August 10, 2019
  • Open to students who are starting their junior or senior year at any college or university, other than at MIT in September of 2019
  • Only US citizens/permanent residents may apply
  • Stipend $6500 + round trip travel expenses up to $1000
  • More information about the program can be found at mrl.mit.edu



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 is available; see previous years' programs for example  projects. The application must be submitted by February 15, 2019.

Quick Facts

  • Only US citizens/permanent residents may apply
  • Program dates: June 16, 2019 - August 10, 2019
  • Stipend $6500 + round trip travel expenses up to $1000
  • Open to students who are starting their junior or senior year at any college or university, other than MIT, in September of 2019
  • Selection is based on application, academic history and recommendation letters
  • Application deadline : February 15, 2019
  • Awards will be announced on or shortly after: March 15, 2019
  •  Arriving late or departing early is not permitted. You must attend all program dates.  We work hard to create a program that immerses students in the local  environment and meets MIT's curricular standards. It is important for  students to be present for all aspects of the program.

The application is long but your responses will be auto saved. Please make sure to fill out all the  information. No incomplete applications will be accepted.


A recommendation letter is required from your each of your references (2). A link to submit a recommendation letter will be  automatically emailed to the people you provide emails for. Please make sure to notify  your references that they will be receiving an email from us and that  they will need to submit their recommendation letters electronically on their letterhead.


If you have any problems or questions with the registration form, please contact mit-mrl@mit.edu.


More information about the program can be found on our website mrl.mit.edu.



Thank you for your interest in the QS3 Summer School Program!

The NSF/DOE Quantum Science Summer School is a program dedicated to the  education of graduate students and postdocs in the fields of condensed  matter physics, materials science, and disciplines of quantum science in  engineering, chemistry, and related fields. The annual summer school  focuses on key topics of interest in quantum science and their  applications to new technologies in academic and industrial contexts. The goal is to provide expert training to participants in these  subfields by experts in the field in an intensive two week format. 


The application has multiple pages, please make sure to fill out all the  information. No incomplete applications will be accepted.


A recommendation letter will be required from the person you use as a reference. A link to submit a recommendation letter will be automatically emailed to the person you list. Please make sure to notify your reference that they will be receiving an email from us and that they will need to submit their recommendation letter electronically.

If you have any problems or questions with the registration form, please contact qs3@mit.edu.

More information about the program can be found on our website QS3.mit.edu