Program Benefits

Academic year activities prepare participants for success in undergraduate and graduate education, including completion of Ph.D. 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
  • Develop and present research at local and national conferences
  • Network with graduate students, post-doctoral trainees and faculty with similar research interest
  • 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
  • Participate in study groups and study jams with McNair peers
  • Visit graduate programs in the USA (up to two cities)
  • Receive up to a ~$5,000 research stipend
  • And much, much more…