LGS supports programming that promotes and engages graduate diversity at Emory. Scroll down to learn more about some of these opportunities. 

We also encourage you to visit our Professional Development pages to explore programming and resources dedicated to your professional preparation and career planning.

STEM Research and Career Symposium

In 2019, the STEM Symposium was replaced by our Learning about Laney Visitation, taking place on September 30. Please continue reading below for more on the Learning about Laney Visitation.

Learning About Laney: Preview Visitation of Emory University, Laney Graduate School

The James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies will host its inaugural Doctoral Preview Visit. LGS invites promising, highly qualified, prospective doctoral scholars from diverse backgrounds and experiences to explore 35+ programs offered at Emory University.

This fully funded visit is designed to familiarize potential LGS scholars with our graduate programs, faculty, staff, and current scholars while providing insight into the life of a Ph.D. scholars. All participants will receive round-trip travel to Emory, lodging, and an application fee waiver for doctoral programs in The Graduate School.

Visit our Learning about Laney Visitation page

LGS Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR)

LGS-SOAR supports potential Laney Graduate School undergraduate applicants who wish to explore, experience, and conduct full-time independent and mentored research for the summer. During the ten-week residential summer program, research fellows conduct full-time research and are mentored by their Faculty Mentor or Principal Investigator and teams of postdocs, research technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. 

Visit our LGS-SOAR page

IMSD: Initiative to Maximize Student Development

The NIH-funded Initiative to Maximize Student Development (or IMSD) is a special two-year research and academic program for undergraduate scholars and new graduate fellows that is available students in STEM disciplines. The program focuses on multi-level mentoring, research integrity, and career preparation and planning. 

All students are welcome to attend IMSD functions and workshops. In addition, fellowships for stipend and travel funding are available for US citizens and permanent residents who are underrepresented in the sciences. This includes all students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students.

Graduate IMSD fellowships are awarded upon admission and the trainee is eligible for support for the first two years of graduate studies.

Visit the IMSD page