Summer Research Early Identification Program

SR-EIP is a research experience designed for undergraduates interested in applying to PhD or MD-PhD programs. Students work for 8-10 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 housing and travel expenses are covered by the host institutions.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. All applicants must:

  • Be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA 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 professions.

Application deadline: February 1, 2018
Application requires: 

  • Biographic and academic information
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts

For more information and application, see this link

*The Leadership Alliance is a national consortium of leading research and teaching colleges, universities, and private industry. The mission of the Alliance is to develop underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academic, business, and the public sector.