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.

ELISS is currently recruiting applicants for the class of 2016 from the following campuses: Purdue University, University of Washington, University of California Irvine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and Duke University.


To be considered for eligible for ELISS, all applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full time in a graduate or professional program at an ELISS partner campus through at least the first quarter or semester of 2017
  • Commit to full participation in all components of the ELISS program
  • Commit to being physically present on one’s home campus during the program
  • Both U.S. and non–U.S. citizens and students from all disciplines – including professional degree programs, social and natural science, engineering, humanities, and the arts – are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must follow the given steps and complete a 5-minute eligibility check by June 28. The link for eligibility check is:


  • Step 1: Confirmation of Eligibility (Due: May 10, June 8, and June 28, 2015)
  1. The Confirmation of Eligibility step opens for campuses as they confirm partnership with ELISS. If you are a student at an established partner campus or one of our new invitees, please wait for your campus-specific application link.
  2. Eligible candidates will receive a link to the written application within 5 days after each deadline.
  • Step 2: Written Application (Due: July 19, 2015)
  • Step 3: Obtain Supervisor Approval (August 18 – August 28, 2015)
  • Step 4: In-person Interviews on campuses (September 8 – September 18, 2015)
  • Step 5: Sign Participation Agreement (finalists notified by the end of September have one week to decide)

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