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Science Alliance

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Preparing Students & Postdocs for Successful Careers

The next generation of scientists and engineers will need an increasingly diverse skill set to effectively communicate their work, secure research funding, and land professional opportunities. That’s why the Academy partnered with a consortium of universities, teaching hospitals and independent research facilities to create the Science Alliance program in 2003.

Educational institutions join Science Alliance by sponsoring their students, postdocs or faculty for Membership. To find out more, contact:

Melissa Victor, M.A.
Membership, Business Development Manager

Aligning Scientific Training with Workforce Needs

Through its seminars, workshops and courses, Science Alliance offers early career researchers unparalleled opportunities to learn and network across institutions, disciplines and industries.

  • Skill-Building Workshops on effective grant-writing, securing research funding, communications & career planning
  • Online Courses enabling students to earn career-building credentials in areas such as Teaching, Clinical Research Management, and more…
  • Leadership Training to equip students & postdocs with the soft skills they’ll need to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.
  • Mentoring & Networking to connect early career scientists and engineers with contacts and opportunities outside academia


Srikant K Iyer, PhD

Associate Director, Science Alliance


Science Alliance Partner Institutions

We partner with universities, teaching hospitals, independent research facilities, and organizations to make our programming as widespread and accessible as possible. Our partnerships are formed at the institutional level, and Memberships are provided for graduate students, postdocs and faculty who are enrolled and sponsored by their home institutions.