RESEARCH UNIVERSITY ALLIANCE
The Research University Alliance (RUA) is made up of a nine-university partnership that includes Berkeley, Caltech, Georgia Tech, Harvard University, UC Los Angeles, University of Michigan, Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin and University of Washington.
RUA’s goal is to diversify the future professoriate nationally by creating robust professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities.
For the first time, nine of the nation's most prominent universities are engaging in joint mentorship, scientific collaboration, career development and guidance of advanced PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
The Research University Alliance will offer professional development training on a variety of topics that support the transition from graduate student into postdoc, laying a foundation for getting the most from postdoctoral training, gaining skills for thriving in the postdoc and in a faculty career, and preparing for a successful run on the faculty job market.