McNair Summer Research

All McNair Scholars are eligible to apply for the McNair Scholars Summer Research program. Program participants are required to complete the following:

  • 8 week summer research internship under a faculty mentor
  • Attend Community of Graduate Scholars (COGS) seminars twice per week
  • Submit research logs once per week
  • Attend meeting with McNair staff once per week
  • Complete written assignments and projects by program due date
  • Participate in a community service activity once per week
  • Present research at national McNair conference
  • Attend team building events


  • A competitive stipend
  • Room & board
  • Free seminars focused on graduate school preparation & professional development. Past topics have included writing a personal statement, effective poster design, mock graduate interviews, writing a CV, oral presentations & public speaking.
  • Free conferences. Past conferences have included UC Berkeley McNair Symposium & the University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference.
  • GRE preparation
  • Graduate school planning

Research Proposals for Summer 2018 are due Friday, February 9.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with McNair staff before submitting their applications. Drop by Whitman Annex 15 or email Marsha Sawyer & Alie Sarhanis for an appointment.