Academic year activities prepare participants for success in undergraduate and graduate education, including completion of PhD studies. The University of Wisconsin-Madison McNair Scholars Program provides the following Benefits:

  • Conduct research under the mentorship of UW-Madison faculty and researchers
  • Learn research ethics and responsible conduct of research
  • Learn at least one research method
  • Gain confidence in research and working with faculty
  • Develop and present research at local and national conferences
  • Network with graduate students, post-doctoral trainees and faculty with similar research interest
  • Learn about careers that prefer a Ph.D. degree
  • Join a community of peers who are also interested in research and in pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Receive assistance in locating graduate programs that are a “good fit.”
  • Learn how to prepare a competitive graduate applications
  • Receive advice on locating funding for graduate studies and financing graduate education
  • Attend professional development workshops/seminars/discussions on how to successfully navigate the rigors of graduate education
  • Receive support with improving your quantitative and academic writing skills
  • Receive individualized tutoring, if necessary
  • Participate in study groups and study jams with McNair peers
  • Visit graduate programs in the USA (up to two cities)
  • Receive up to a $2,800 research stipend
  • And much, much more….