The Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

The Leadership Alliance
Providence, RI.
Type Basic Science Research
Deadline February 1, 2019


The SR-EIP is a rigorous research experience designed specifically for undergraduates interested in applying to PhD or MD-PhD programs. Students work for eight to ten weeks in the summer under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Leadership Alliance institution. Through one-on-one collaborations, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. All participants make oral or poster presentations of their research at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium. Students receive a stipend, and travel and housing expenses are covered by the host institution.

SR-EIP participants participate in scholarly research projects offered at 21 Leadership Alliance member institutions. These programs also offer research seminars and workshops in professional development, as well as social and cultural activities. Host institutions set high standards and offer outstanding, closely mentored research experiences across the academic disciplines listed in the “Research Sites” section of this brochure. With one common application, students can apply for a research experience at up to three of the 21 research sites (see chart). Students should refer to each institution’s website for specific information on research opportunities and program requirements before submitting their application.


Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. All applicants must:

• Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better
• Demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD
• Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program
• Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status at the time of application
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 profession.

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133 Waterman Street
Providence RI 02912
Phone: 401.863.1474
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