McNair Fellows Program for Rising Sophomores and Rising Juniors

Students who are currently freshmen (rising sophomores) or sophomores (rising juniors) can apply for this two week program, which begins immediately after the end of the spring semester. Students will gain research experience while learning about:

  • STEM PhD career avenues
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • The more research-intensive McNair Scholars Program

McNair Fellows reside on the Storrs campus, shadow STEM researchers, and engage in academic writing and presentation exercises.

For more information, please contact Dr. Renée Gilberti at renee.gilberti@uconn.edu. Application materials will be available in the early part of the spring semester each year. In addition to students at the Storrs campus, regional campus students are encouraged to apply.