Summer Research Institute

The McNair Summer Research Institute Program provides an intensive research opportunity for ten second semester sophomores, juniors, or seniors (with three semesters before graduation) from the fields of Science, Engineering or Mathematics each summer.

The Summer Research Institute (SRI) scholars spend 10 weeks from June through the beginning of August at New Jersey Institute of Technology conducting in-depth research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor in their major field, or the field in which they express and interest in. The scholars prepare intensively for their research presentation through the Technical Writing and Communications Skills Seminars, where they learn how to prepare a research proposal, an abstract and how to write a research report. In addition, the scholars learn how to present their research projects utilizing effective communication techniques and skills.

Other topics covered include preparation for the GRE, preparation for all the stages of a graduate school application, and dining etiquette. The scholars are also provided with the opportunity to visit graduate programs and to present their research at local and national McNair and other professional research conferences. In the final week of the summer program, students present the results of their research projects at a McNair Conference.


Each participant in the Summer Research Institute Program receives a $2800 stipend, free room and board on New Jersey Institute of Technology campus, and travel expenses for commuters.

Why not see if you are eligible for this program.

Application information is available at the NJIT McNair Program office.


Summer Research Program Documents


Summer Calendar


Summer Workshop Documents:


Lab Manual for Fundamentals of Engineering Design


How To Write An Abstract

Abstract Assignment

Biographical Sketch

Grammar and Usage

Written and Oral Communication

Data Procurement

Critique of Abstracts

Graduate Admissions

Final Research Project


Dr. Kerley's Workshop Documents



Dr. Boodhoo's Workshop Documents

How To Make a Presentation


Writing Effective Job Search Letters

Writing Your Resume