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"Programs like [The Leadership Alliance] encourage us to move through the different phases of life and apply critical thinking to different types of problems."

Letise LaFeir
Program Officer, Resources Legacy Fund

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Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

The distinctive feature of the Leadership Alliance is its core activity – mentoring across the critical transitions along the entire academic pathway. The mentoring begins at the undergraduate level with the Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), our flagship program. The SR-EIP introduces students to the world of research-based careers by providing hands-on research experiences in all academic disciplines – in the biological sciences, the physical sciences, math and engineering, the humanities and social sciences. These invaluable summer research experiences take place at the country’s top institutions.

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Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS)

This year marks the beginning of the new LANS. We are building on our 25 years of experience training, mentoring, and inspiring young scholars at our annual Research Conference to include a Career Development Workshop tailored for graduate students, postdocs, and an opportunity for faculty to receive ongoing guidance on grantsmanship through Grant Writing Coaching Groups.

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Academic Year Workshops

The Alliance is currently piloting two undergraduate workshops at Brown University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, University of Chicago, and Vanderbilt University. The What is Research? workshop introduces participants to the concept of research and the Collaborative Learning workshop provides practical tools for the student to develop productive learning groups. As the workshops are refined, they will become accessible to the public. If you are interested in more information, please contact William Wittels,