TRiO McNair Program

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN.
Type Clinical Research


Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to prepare eligible participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. Participants are from disadvantaged backgrounds and have demonstrated strong academic potential. Institutions work closely with participants as they complete their undergraduate requirements. Institutions encourage participants to enroll in graduate programs and then track their progress through to the successful completion of advanced degrees. The goal is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society.


Creative, independent second- or third-year undergraduates with good writing skills and a GPA of 2.75 or higher who possess intellectual curiosity and are interested in conducting research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Please contact the program administrator for details on dates, eligibility and deadlines.

More Information

TRiO McNair Program
40 Appleby Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-0772
Fax: 612-625-0704