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Project Director
Craig-Lee Hall 056 ​​​

Bralyn Beathea
Assistant Director
Craig-Lee Hall 055 ​​​


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Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate ProgramMcNair Students

Now Accepting Applications for Spring Semester of 2021 cohort!​

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with the final deadline of November 2nd, 2020.

Want to learn more about the McNair Program, set up an appointment with our Assistant Director, Bralyn! (

View and download the application​.​

The Rhode Island College TRIO McNair Scholars Program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education in October of 2017 to annually serve 25 eligible undergraduate RIC students who are interested in engaging in undergraduate research, pursuing a graduate education, and earning a doctorate degree. The McNair Program is open to undergraduate students from all majors. Students eligible for the program may identify as underrepresented in higher education or as first-generation and meet the federal TRIO income guidelines. McNair scholars work with a faculty mentor to develop a research proposal and design a research project to complete in the paid Summer Research Internship. McNair scholars also receive advice and support from a McNair Advisor throughout their academic career and the graduate school application process, as well as have access to GRE Prep materials and fee reduction waivers for testing.

The RIC McNair Program is located in the Division of Student Success and is structured to work in collaboration with Academic Affairs and the Division of Community, Equity and Diversity to achieve our mission of promoting undergraduate research, graduate school enrollment, and Ph.D. completion.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: February 05, 2020