What is The Summer Research Institute (SRI)?
Each summer, McNair Scholars compete for positions as McNair Fellows in the Summer Research Institute (SRI). Scholars register for a three-credit upper-level course during their Spring semester in which they learn about the research processes and write a research proposal. McNair faculty members evaluate the proposals and recommend scholars who should receive research fellowships and participate in the SRI. Each fellow completes a research project guided by their Faculty Mentor. Scholar prepare a research paper and present their research findings at conferences.
Other highlights of the fellowship are:
- Cultural enrichment activities
- Seminars and workshops, including GRE Preparation
- A $2,800 stipend and room and board for the Fellowship period
- Tuition and fees for an upper-level, three-credit, independent study course
- Networking with faculty and researchers who have earned the Ph.D. degree
- Exposure to research facilities and state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories
The McNair Summer Research Institute is an eight-week residential experience. The McNair Fellow is expected to carry out a research project under the guidance of a Faculty Mentor. This experience is research-focused and should be the primary activity during the eight week period. The experience requires full-time participation.