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The McNair Program

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Program Information

The McNair Program helps low-income, first-generation college students prepare for doctoral study. McNair students participate in research activities in the winter, spring, and summer quarters.

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How to Apply

The application period for the 2021-22 cohort is closed.  If we are successful in our application for further funding from the US Department of Education next spring, applications for the 2022-2023 McNair Program will open again in September of 2022 and will have a submission deadline of late October.

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McNair Community

Read more about our students and alumni.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Click below to review frequently asked questions about the McNair Program. 

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McNair Program Coordinator


Contact: Tom Brown, PhD

Email: tkbrown@ucsd.edu

To make an appointment: calendly.com/tkbrown/15min