UW Graduate and Professional Students:
Are you looking for opportunities to give back to your community and collaborate across disciplines to address real-world problems? If so, we invite you to apply to the Emerging Leaders in Science & Society (ELISS) - a leadership program hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and supported in part by the UW Graduate School.
ELISS is a year-long, extra-curricular program that will boost your leadership skills and introduce you to systems-based thinking and community-building in the context of complex, real-world problems. You’ll work with peers from a variety of disciplines and campuses (Purdue, UPenn, and Stanford) to engage your community and to inform dialogue about the challenges that face modern society. Our current theme areas include Health & Well-being and Energy & Environment.
ELISS fellows donate an average of 5 hours per week to program activities, including the team project, leadership skill development, and organizational development. ELISS pays for all training and ELISS-related travel. This is a volunteer opportunity and therefore does not provide a stipend or funding for your graduate research.
Since addressing complex challenges requires expertise from all fields - including natural and social sciences, professional fields, arts & humanities, engineering, and more - we welcome applicants from all disciplines. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a graduate or professional program through at least December 2015.
For more information or to apply, please visit www.aaas.org/eliss. Step 1 of the application must be completed no later than June 20, 2014. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyan James (Public Health Genetics)
Eva Linh (Pharmacy)
Chantz Thomas (Chemistry)
Amber Trout (Built Environment)
UW ELISS Fellows | 2014