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 RUA Postdoctoral Concierge will serve as the initial point of contact for inquiries to the RUA postdoctoral portal from prospective postdoctoral scholars, staff and faculty, and helping navigate the application process.
Creating Pathways to Success
Ultimately, we want to ensure that URM scholars who are eligible and competitive for postdoc positions at top-tier institutions, at top-tier research universities, in these fields, are able to get in front of principal investigators and research groups in a timely way for serious consideration for these highly competitive, highly enviable jobs.”
– Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton,
Co-principal Investigator for the Research University Alliance.
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.