The Second Summer Research Experience is a time for McNair Scholars to venture out of Beloit College and conduct research at another university. Common programs to apply to are Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP ), Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) , and the Smithsonian Minority Awards Program. Many opportunities for research in the sciences, including political and social science, are available through the National Science Foundation . There are a number of universities throughout the country that offer summer undergraduate research programs outside of these programs. A quick Google search will reveal them.
There is a second summer resource binder in the McNair office for scholars to browse some programs. Here is a link to a Google Document with links to resources, but be aware of programs being canceled over the years.
For our Scholars, to the right are links for different forms that will be needed for your second summer research experience.
The following links are provided as a resource for Scholars to use when beginning the graduate school process.
McNair Fee Waivers - Many institutions of higher education waive application fees for McNair Scholars. The list of these institutions is extensive. Follow the link given for a complete listing of these institutions and their waiver policies. Then contact that institution directly for more information.
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) must be taken by September 30th of a Scholar’s Senior year -
Most graduate programs require applicants to take the GRE . Useful methods for GRE practice include: taking full-length practice exams, learning vocabulary, and learning question types. For more study tips, click here .
Contact Kristin Frey if you are interested in checking out GRE practice books from the McNair office.