The Leadership Alliance Summer Research

Summer research opportunity for underrepresented minorities interested in pursuing a PhD.

The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. (UChicago students may not apply to UChicago). The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities including students who identify as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives)and US Pacific Islander, to consider research careers in the academic, public, or private sectors.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018


Be available for 8-10 weeks of research and a poster presentation at the national conference.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following eligiblity requirements:

  • Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better and:
  • Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program.
  • Have demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD/PhD.
  • (Note: The SR-EIP) is NOT designed for students pursuing professional training for careers in the practice of law, business administration, clinical medicine, clinical psychology or the allied health professions.)
  • Be a documented US citizen or non-citizen national, or permanent resident in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or other legal document of such status. International citizens studying in the United States with an F-1 visa are not eligible for the SR-EIP. Individuals seeking asylum or refugees are not eligible.
  • Attend full-time an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Application Process

Apply online through the program's application system.