Other Useful Links

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  • National McNair Scholars Website: The National McNair Scholars Program website contains useful links to discover where conferences are being held, what schools have McNair visitation programs, types of funding available, events, and what's going on with McNair programs across the nation. It also lists all the institutions that offer McNair Application Fee Waivers, Assistantships, and Fellowships for doctoral study. (Please remember that you will need proof that you are a McNair Scholar or alum to take part in these opportunities.)
  • Undergraduate Research At UNR: The University of Nevada, Reno is an active research institution. Our mission is to promote, support and publicize undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all disciplines.
  • UNR Graduate Programs at a Glance: List of Program-Specific Requirements, Deadlines and Directors for graduate programs at UNR. Each graduate program has individual requirements and application deadlines.
    Search the program list below to determine the required standardized tests, application deadlines and program directors.
  • Student Services Division: The vision of Student Services is to help every member of our learning community succeed.
  • The Center for Student Cultural Diversity: The Center for Student Cultural Diversity (The Center) holds as its primary mission to support the larger University of Nevada, Reno mission to "Reflect and respect the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the citizens of Nevada in its academic programs, support programs, and in the composition of its faculty, administration, staff, and student body.
  • Advising Center: Workshops: The Advising Center hosts a variety of workshops every spring and fall including "Writing That Personal Statement", "Resume Writing", etc. These workshops can be found on the McNair Events Calendar and on the Advising Center website.
  • Counseling Services: Counseling Services is an office within Student Success which is concerned with issues facing the entire University community and provides services throughout the campus. They provide direct clinical services which include individual, couples, and group therapy. The staff also offers consultations, presentations, and workshops to campus organizations, academic departments, and other offices on campus.
  • TRiO Scholars: The TRiO Scholars Program provides qualified undergraduates with the academic assistance and support necessary to successfully complete a baccalaureate degree. Services are available at no cost to help participants achieve their academic goals.
  • Upward Bound: Upward Bound is a FREE college preparatory program for students who come from a family where no parent in the home has earned a four-year college degree and/or the family taxable income meets the low income level guidelines set by the federal government.
  • Prospective Students: Click the above to get contact information for the office of prospective students.
  • How to properly cite research and avoid plagiarism
  • How to email a professor about graduate school: Tips on what to say when you send an email to a professor at a graduate school you are interested in attending.
  • Campus Visit Tips: The Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) provides tips for what to do when you visit a prospective university. Though geared toward high school, tips can be applied to grad schools as well.
  • Recommendation Letter Tips:  Author Tara Kuther, Ph.D. offers tips about how to ask for letters of recommendation, when to do it, and what to provide your letter writers.
  • Poster Design Tips: Creating a Poster -- Tips From The UNR @1 Lab
  • Career Studio: Access job tutorials, resume and personal statement tips, career events on campus, and job opportunities.
  • Summer Research Opportunities: Multiple websites provide details on potential summer research opportunities.  Here are links to several good sites we have encountered. CSU McNair Scholars Opportunities, UCI McNair Scholars Opportunities.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF): NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution.
  • Pathways to Science: Supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Use this website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, and recruitment and retention materials.
  • External Fellowship List A-Z: A comprehensive list updated through the University of California at Davis.  This list tracks fellowship funding (scholarships for graduate students) that potential graduate students can apply for. Receiving this external funding increases your chances of getting accepted into a graduate program as you can enter into that program having already received funds from outside the university.
  • External Fellowship Database: A list of over 1,000 external fellowships updated through Cornell University.
  • All Higher Ed Blog: The McNair Program at Bloomfield College has started a Blog about "Everything Higher Education". There is posting about fellowship and scholarship information in the Blog, as well as selected student and professional conference's call for proposals.