McNair Fellow In-Training

What it means to be a McNair Fellow In-Training

McNair Fellows-In-Training are students with fewer than 60 credits. As a Fellow-In-Training you are encouraged to start identifying Faculty members whose research interests you and who are willing to let you participate in research activities. In addition, the McNair Program will provide you with:

  • In addition the McNair Program will provide you with compensation of $9.00 per hour if you participate in Research activities
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Opportunities to participate in summer research at other institution.

What is expected of a McNair fellow-In-Training?
You are expected to attend all scheduled events (workshops, field trips, etc.) Becoming a fellow is contingent on how well you perform as fellow-In-Training.
You are expected to maintain good academic standing

The target population for the University of Massachusetts Boston McNair Program is low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students (Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans/Alaska Natives/Pacific Islanders) who have potential for doctoral study in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)-related field. We will recruit 31 students enrolled in Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, including Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, and Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Science. Eligible McNair Students are seriously underrepresented at the Ph.D. level in these disciplines.