ELISS is a leadership development program that prepares graduate students to collaborate across boundaries for the benefit of society.
ELISS unites national leadership and resources with the passion of students from multiple campuses. ELISS is a pilot program of AAAS, which provides 501(c)3 status, advice on program development and help with program administration. Three early-career PhDs with experience in government, industry, and academia founded ELISS. Graduate students have been engaged in all stages of its development and continue to shape the program as ELISS fellows and graduates.
The ELISS Team
- Leadership and Oversight Committees
- Project Managers and Volunteers
- ELISS fellows and Student Liaisons
ELISS Partner Campuses
ELISS works in collaboration with partner campuses, who provide funding, assistance with marketing and mentoring, and access to campus resources. Graduate students earned an invitation for their campuses to join ELISS through an online signature drive and securing support from their campus administration. Founding partner campuses include:
- University of Washington
- University of Pennsylvania
- Purdue University
- Stanford University
In addition to support from partner campuses, ELISS is grateful to the foundations and individuals who provided the financial support to make ELISS a reality.
The Argosy Foundation
Planning and Seed Grants:
The Richard Lounsbery Foundation
Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Gilbert H. Omenn and Martha A. Darling
$1000 - $9999
David J. Goldston
$500 - $999
Peter D. Blair, James H. Turner
$100 - $499
Shelby & Henry L. Miller, Brian Filipowski & Wendy Roberts, Jana Watson-Capps & Barry Capps, Don Engel, Weston P. Brewer, Joseph Nelson & Jennifer Saionz, Anonymous