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Summer Research - Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

SR-EIP is a fully paid summer internship that provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs.

SR-EIP offers closely mentored research experiences in the life and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities at 20 research institutions across the country.

"I'm very grateful for my summer research experience. It was a very eye-opening experience in many ways. It put me on the path to graduate school. Companies like Nalco hire PhDs to think about these very interesting, practical, and difficult questions."

David Castro, PhD
Staff Scientist, Nalco, an Ecolab Company

SR-EIP Participants

  • Spend 8-10 weeks at a Leadership Alliance institution
  • Receive a stipend, and travel and housing expenses from the research institution
  • Work under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor
  • Gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation
  • Make oral or poster presentations at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium
  • Gain access to ongoing resources, mentoring and professional networks to support their chosen career path


For each institution, go to Research Sites for:

  • Dates of Program
  • Fields of Research
  • Program Descriptions
  • Program Prerequisites
  • Contact Information
  • Special Initiatives


Instructions Posted
November 1

Applications Begin
November 1

Application Deadline
February 1

Notifications of Placement
February, March & April

SR-EIP Brochure
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