Monday, June 1, 2015

Apply to Become a UW ELISS Fellow!

Do you want to make a difference in the world beyond your area of expertise? Do you enjoy engaging with a diverse peer group and with your community? 

Yes? Then apply for Emerging Leaders in Science and Society (ELISS), a collaborative leadership program for graduate and professional students hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

If selected, you will collaborate with an interdisciplinary cohort of peers from the University of Washington and other campuses to tackle a complex societal problem. Fellows will meet with campus and community leaders, convene interdisciplinary discussions, organize a forum for local stakeholders, and synthesize findings and recommendations for a national audience in Washington, D.C.  ELISS teams from the past two years have worked on problems ranging from sustainable public spaces to epidemic preparedness.

In return for volunteering ~5 hours/week and traveling 3 times over the course of 15 months, you will gain leadership skills, join a diverse and dynamic professional network, and identify opportunities to contribute to society throughout your professional and civic life.

Applicants are encouraged to apply from all disciplines, including arts, sciences, humanities, engineering, and professional degree fields. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a graduate or professional program through the first term of 2017. To receive an application, complete a 5-minute online Eligibility Check. You must complete this step by Monday, June 8, 2015.

To learn more: Visit the ELISS website or email