Benefits of Summer Research institute

  • Develop a relationship with a faculty mentor in your major and conduct research for 8 weeks
  • Receive a stipend up to $2800 to provide support during the summer research initiatives
  • Reside in Honors Residence Hall during Summer Research Institute
  • Present research at local and regional conferences with all expenses paid
  • Participate in field trips to facilities in Northeast Ohio
  • Receive academic credit for Honors courses at Kent State University
  • Attend graduate preparation workshops
  • Have access to computer facilities
  • Participate in a graduate school tour
  • Receive academic and personal counseling

Academic Year Activities

  • Participate in graduate school preparation workshops
  • Participate in workshops to develop soft skills, networking and more
  • Receive individual assistance with graduate school applications
  • Receive financial resources, including fee waivers
  • Develop academic skills 
  • Attend cultural, social and team-building events and gatherings
  • Maintain mentorship with a Faculty mentor
  • Present research at conferences

Mentoring and Tutoring

  • Meet regularly with a Faculty mentor in your major
  • Meet regularly with McNair Staff
  • Receive advice from and network with faculty in your field
  • Receive individual tutoring
  • Have access to personal and academic counseling