- Applications Available: May 9, 2012.
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 8, 2012.
- Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 7, 2012.
Purpose of Program: The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Program) is one of the seven programs known as the Federal TRIO Programs, which provide postsecondary educational support for qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The McNair Program is a discretionary grant program that awards grants to institutions of higher education for projects designed to provide disadvantaged college students with effective preparation for doctoral study.