McNair Program
McNair Program


NOTE: Both McNair Scholars (fr/soph) and Fellows (jr/sr) use the same application form but are evaluated with different expectations.

McNair is currently accepting applications for its' 10-week 2016 Summer Research Program. All applications are due by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016.

If you have application questions, contact Ronnie Hendrix at 860-685-3165 or email

When applying, in addition to the on-line application, the following are Required Supporting Documents:

Federal TRiO programs have income levels that must be met for participation in their US Dept. of Education programs. Information on current income guidelines can be found at:

  • Copy of your legal guardian's most recent federal income tax form (or explanation if none filed)
  • Copy of financial aid award letter (a copy from your student portfolio is acceptable)
  • Copy of your transcript (a copy from your student portfolio is acceptable)
  • Names and e-mail addresses of two individuals from whom you are requesting references. Please provide your recommenders a copy of the McNair reference form. (Click here to download the reference form.)

Click HERE to start the on-line application.

If you wish to work on your research proposal and personal statement in advance, below are the questions for the proposal and statement:

The research proposal answers the following question: "In your own words describe your research interest/question that could potentially be the basis of your McNair research project and propose methods for implementing it." (250-450 word limit)

The personal statement answers the following questions: "What are your academic and research interests?  Why do you want to go to graduate school? How will participation in the McNair program fit into your long-range academic and professional plans?  Please include any research experience you may have, and other experiences that you have had that will help you succeed in graduate school." (300-500 word limit)