RESEARCH UNIVERSITY ALLIANCE

The Research University Alliance (RUA) is made up of a nine-university partnership that includes UC 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.

RESEARCH UNIVERSITY ALLIANCE

The Research University Alliance (RUA) is made up of a nine-university partnership that includes UC 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.

RESEARCH UNIVERSITY ALLIANCE

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Making Connections

Research Exchange

Leveraging the Influence of Premier Institutions to Diversify the Mathematical, Physical, and Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

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.

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Research Exchange

Welcoming students into a scientific network

The Research Exchange will support a visit to a research group at any of the partner institutions.

The goals of the program are to promote cross-institutional exchange between students and faculty across the alliance institutions, aid students in their search for postdoctoral mentors, help researchers identify future collaborators, and welcome students into the broader scientific network.

Preparing for Success

Professional Development

Supporting the faculty track for postdoctoral scholars and late-stage graduate students.

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.

RUA Events

Annual Conference

The NSF-AGEP RUA Conferences will be hosted by one of the alliance institutions, starting with Harvard University.

The Conference will feature opportunities for cross-institutional exchange and professional development between doctoral students, alumni, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and professional scientists from the participating universities.

Professional Development News

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Postdoctoral Concierge

Supporting the advancement of underrepresented graduate students to RUA postdoctoral positions.

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.

COMING SOON

Research Exchange

I extensively interacted (with) very renowned researchers in their respective areas of MRI. As my work is directly built off of the discoveries that they have made, they were able to give me some insights into problems I am currently having in my own research. It was very valuable for me to be able to build more personal relationships with them for future collaboration/referee requests.

Research Exchange

The main takeaway for me from (my participation in) the research exchange was that innovation is achieved through collaboration.

Research Exchange

My Research Exchange experience to continue pursuing a career in academia and highlighted some of the opportunities that are available.
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Postdoctoral Portal

A new online platform.

The RUA Postdoctoral Portal will list postdoctoral and faculty opportunities available within the nine RUA universities, accept scholars’ applications and forward them to the Research University Alliance.

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