Tufts University is a member of The
Leadership Alliance, an academic consortium of thirty-three colleges and
universities. The alliance helps students from underrepresented groups develop
into leaders in the fields of academia, business, and the public sector. The
work of the Alliance includes the following:
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. Recently, the SR-EIP
received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand
this research program. Over the next three years, the grant will fund groups
of four to six students at nine different Alliance campuses. These universities
and colleges are Tufts, Brown, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale,
the University of Virginia, and the University of Chicago.
Alliance/Schering-Plough Fellowship which supports underrepresented
graduate students in the physical or life sciences by providing supplemental
dissertation awards for students to pursue professional development opportunities
as they near completion of their Ph.D.
An annual three-day National
Symposium which includes graduates and undergraduates from the participating
colleges and universities, networking receptions by discipline, poster and oral
presentations, a gala celebration dance, and an alumni career panel.
For more information about the Leadership Alliance, click here
or e-mail Yvette Dalton-McCoy, associate director of graduate diversity programs,