USF is a member institution of The Leadership Alliance, a national consortium of more than 30 leading research and teaching colleges, universities, and private industry. The Leadership Alliance mission is to train, mentor, and inspire a diverse group of students from a wide range of cultural and academic backgrounds into competitive graduate training programs and professional research-based careers.
About the Program
The USF Leadership Alliance Summer Program is a nine-week intensive research experience for students interested in advanced graduate study. The program introduces students to the academic research culture through active engagement and community building. Under the direction of faculty mentors and program directors, student scholars develop twenty-first century skills, complete a research project, and participate in professional development activities to prepare for the graduate experience. The program culminates with presentation at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium.