Information for Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the UNLV McNair and Title III AANAPISI Scholars Summer Research Institute! The Summer Research Institute offers eligible high-achieving students the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. In addition to conducting research with mentors, the 10-week program provides students with a series of workshops and the opportunity to publish and present their research.


Participating in research helps students develop:

  • Critical Thinking Skills
    • Conceptualizing research studies
    • Synthesizing existing research
    • Problem solving
  • A Unique Research-related Skillset
    • Data collection methods
    • Data Analysis
    • Academic Writing
    • Presenting Research

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for consideration to participate in the Summer Research Institute, applicants must be:

  • Active participants in the UNLV McNair Scholars Institute, AANAPISI program, or AANAPISI-STEM program.
  • Have an overall 3.0 grade point average at UNLV.
  • Available to attend the Summer Research Institute Orientation and Research Workshops.

The above information must be verified by the counselor/advisor in applicants’ respective programs (McNair, AANAPISI, etc.).

Application Procedure

  • Complete and return application form by April 21, 2017.
  • Request 1 letter of recommendation from a member of the UNLV Teaching Faculty who can attest to your academic and research abilities.
  • Submit a 2-page, double spaced statement indicating your research interest and/or project and relevant information about how summer research will help advance your educational and career goals. Statements more than two pages will be disqualified.
  • Complete the CITI Human Subjects online training course and attach your certificate to the application form. IRB Regsitration Tutorial
All application materials (completed application form, letter of recommendation, applicant statement, and CITI training) must be returned to Matthew Della Sala by April 21 in SSC-A 301.

Stipend Information
Students who are admitted to the Summer Research Institute receive a stipend of up to $2500 over the course of three payments. These payments are distributed by completing milestones associated with the program (e.g., submitting a draft manuscript of research).