Application Deadline: Friday, December 6th
Letters of Recommendation Due: Friday, January 3rd
(Ask your recommenders to submit here: https://form.jotform.com/93114508993968)
In 400 words or less, please describe your research interests. If you intend to pursue a Ph.D., research is a central component of your post-baccalaureate studies. What is one question, topic, or discipline that you think would like to study? Please be as specific as you can.
In 400 words or less, tell us about your academic and career goals, paying special attention to how a Ph.D. is essential to those pursuits, and how the McNair program will help you achieve those goals and/or what the McNair program can provide that you might not be able to find elsewhere.
Please list at least two professors with whom you would be interested in conducting research. Please provide a reason for why you would like to work with them.
The McNair Program is a federal program that allows low-income status (according to federal guidelines) to be used as part of the selection criteria. In order to verify this portion of eligibility, we must collect the first two pages of the most recent tax forms filed that claim the applicant as a dependant (generally form 1040). If you are unable to provide this information, please contact Kearns College Program staff (KearnsCollegePrograms@UR.Rochester.edu) to discuss your options.
Before final acceptance into the program, students will also be required to provide proof of United States citizenship or Permanent Resident status. It is not necessary to submit this as part of the initial application.
Two letters of recommendation are required from professors who can speak to your abilities as a student and potential researcher. While the application is due December 6th, letters of recommendation are not due until January 3rd. Please have your recommenders visit the following website in order to submit their letters: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/42656179912968