McNair Program

U-Idaho McNair Achievement Program
College of Graduate Studies
Morrill Hall 207
PO Box 443017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017
Phone: 208-885-6753
Morrill Hall

Program Information

The goal of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is to increase Ph.D. attainment by students from underrepresented segments of society. The McNair Achievement Program is a federally funded educational assistance (TRiO) program designed to prepare undergraduate participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

* research opportunities for participants;
* mentoring;
* seminars and other scholarly activities designed to prepare students for doctoral studies;
* summer internships;
* tutoring;
* academic counseling;
* assistance in obtaining student financial aid;
* assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in graduate programs.
* cultural enrichment activities

* Work with UI Faculty mentors to conduct your own research
* Get help with choosing a graduate program
* Get paid ($2,800) to do research during the summer
* Travel to graduate schools
* Present research at professional conferences
* Network with McNair Scholars from all over the United States
  • Jorge summer research
  • shannon internship

Summer Research

The key component of the McNair Program is the Summer Research Internship.

Learn About Research Internships

The undergraduate research experience is considered an effective educational tool for enhancing many aspects of the student experience.