McNair Summer Research Internships

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 2020 are due Friday, February 7.

  • Basic Research Proposal Components

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with McNair staff before submitting their summer proposals. Drop by Madill Hall - Room 207 or email Marsha Sawyer & Jennifer Townsend for an appointment.