"NYU’s partnership with the Leadership Alliance has diversified academia and the professional workplace by serving as the launching pad for the research journeys of diverse students. More than half of NYU’s SR-EIP alumni have gone on to earn advanced degrees in PhD, MD, MD-PhD, DDS, and PharmD programs at universities across the country."
In 1993, 93 undergraduates took their first steps on their journey from scholarship to leadership through the Leadership Alliance’s flagship program, the Summer Research-Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). Twenty-five years later, SR-EIP is providing research opportunities in all academic disciplines at more than 20 research institutions across the country for more than 300 undergraduates annually. To date, more than 500 SR-EIP alumni have completed a PhD or MD-PhD.
70% of participants who attended What is Research? report that the workshop helped to clarify the benefits of research opportunities
98% of participants in Collaborative Learning left the workshop with the skills they needed to start study groups.
57% of attendees took the next step in their journeys by participating in a research experience the following summer.
"Through the guidance provided by the faculty grant coaching group I was able to guide my grant from early draft stages to a highly competitive proposal. Outside of the explicit coaching our group built a genuine camaraderie, fostering strong personal and professional connections that significantly enhanced my network."