Call for Undergrad Scholars: Emory Laney Graduate School Summer Opportunity for Academic Research

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Laney Graduate School – Summer Opportunity for Academic Research
Call for Undergraduate Scholars

Applications are due by January 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.


The LGS-SOAR Program (June 1-August 6) partners with the well-established Emory College SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) Program and will host potential LGS students (current NON-Emory Undergraduate scholars) who want to explore, experience, and conduct full-time independent and mentored research for the summer.

The program is unique in that all scholars will be from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial backgrounds in graduate education or who participated in NIH-RISE, NIH-IMSD, Mellon Mays, McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, OR who are first-generation college scholars who participated in Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunities Centers, or similar programs. Additionally, financial support will be provided by either LGS or the home institution of the student. Housing is also included. All LGS-SOAR students will adhere to any and all COVID protocols prescribed by the university.


The program is geared to introduce talented, potential Laney Graduate School Scholars to a vast skillset that includes: 

  • Communicating research to a variety of audiences
  • Problem solving
  • Interpreting results
  • Participating in novel research
  • Navigating difficult ethical situations
  • Network building
  • Presenting their work (Symposium Style Capstone Experience)


Applicants must be on track to graduate between December 2021 and June 2024 and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.



A complete application will include items such as a transcript, statement of purpose, application form, letter of support and more. For more information, visit our website. Questions about applications?  We have a PDF document with instructions.


Application deadline is January 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.


Questions?  Contact Associate Dean Amanda Marie James at

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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