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.
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 (University of Washington, 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 6, 2014. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.