McNair Fellows Intro to Research: Rising Sophomores and Rising Juniors

McNair Fellow applicants: apply HERE!

You must click on the word FELLOW to access the full application & email Dr. Renee when you START your application to coordinate your McNair interview session.

Applications will be due Friday, February 12, 2021, before 12noon, for participation for the Fall 2021 semester.

Email with any questions in the meantime. It is never too early to begin a dialogue about your research interests!


Students who are currently first year students (rising sophomores) or sophomores (rising juniors) can apply for this  program during the spring semester. Program participation will occur during the following fall semester (of sophomore or junior year). Students will gain research experience while learning about:

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

McNair Fellows shadow STEM researchers for the fall semester, participate in a weekly UNIV course, and engage in academic writing and presentation exercises.

For more information, please contact Dr. Renée Gilberti at 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 transferring to the Storrs campus for the following fall semester (when participation will occur) are encouraged to apply.