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The Leadership Alliance

Applied MathAstronomyBiologyChemistryCognitive ScienceCommunity HealthComputer ScienceEducationEngineeringEnvironmental SciencesGeological SciencesMathNeurosciencePhysicsPsychology

The Leadership Alliance is a national, academic consortium of more than 30 leading research and teaching colleges and universities whose mission is to develop underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academia, the public and private sectors. The distinctive feature of the Leadership Alliance is its core activity – mentoring across critical transitions along the academic pathway. The Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) takes place at more than 20 Leadership Alliance research institutions across the country and provides fully paid, competitive summer research internships for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD degree. The Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS) is the national networking site and serves as the culminating event for the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP participants, faculty mentors, administrators and Leadership Alliance alumni. In addition to undergraduate presentations of their summer research, LANS provides skill building and career enhancing workshops tailored to the needs of SR-EIP participants and Leadership Alliance alumni at successive stages of their academic pathway: undergraduate, graduate and advanced graduate degree. Together, the SREIP and LANS ensures a structured program of research, networking, and mentoring that prepares young scholars from underrepresented and underserved populations for graduate training and provides an integrated exposure to research and academic careers in a supportive, mentoring environment. Learn more at:

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Funded by
National Institutes of Health
Undergraduate students
Deborah Collins
Medeva Ghee
STEM Areas
Applied Math
Computer Science
Geological Sciences
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