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Leadership Alliance 2020

For nearly 30 years, the Leadership Alliance has developed programs that foster intellectual and professional growth along every stage of the academic and career path. We are committed to supporting our students in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

Leadership Alliance faculty, administrators, and evaluation specialists have worked collaboratively to transition our summer research activities to a virtual platform. 

To learn more about our new virtual programs, view a message from Executive Director, Dr. Medeva Ghee, and explore The Leadership Alliance 2020 website where resources and opportunities are available.

Visit The Leadership Alliance 2020 website for more information.  TLA 2020


Opportunities for training and mentoring begin with undergraduates during the academic year with our Academic Year Workshop program, through which students are exposed to research careers, opportunities for research experiences, and the core skills for forming collaborative learning groups. Opportunities continue during the summer with the First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) program, which enables first-year students from our member minority-serving institutions to conduct research during the Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). SR-EIP participants present their research at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS)

For graduate students, postdocs, junior faculty and Leadership Alliance Doctoral Scholars, LANS is an opportunity for further mentoring and professional development. In the Career Development Workshop and Grant Writing Coaching Groups, they build skills and meet mentors that help bring a truly diverse and representative research workforce into being. Doctoral Scholars, faculty, and administrators remain engaged through our Speaker Series where they share their stories of becoming researchers and of transforming the research workforce.