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As part of a world-class research university, Laney Graduate School students are involved in nearly every area of research at Emory, from the humanistic to the biomedical. The professional development of our students is a keystone of their graduate experience, and we are committed to preparing them for success in the academy and beyond. With the tools, knowledge, and networks they develop at the Laney Graduate School, many alumni go on to teach and conduct research at top-ranked universities across the nation. Others assume corporate leadership roles or work with nonprofits at home and abroad. Still others become government leaders, shaping the global economy and political climate. Gifts to professional development programs at the Laney Graduate School make these accomplishments possible. (See the dean’s message below for descriptions of the programs.)

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Dean’s Priorities 

Philanthropy will shape generations of intellectual leaders in all areas of study at the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies. Funding priorities are designed to move the Laney Graduate School into an elite group of graduate schools articulating new directions for higher education and the creation of knowledge, says Dean Lisa Tedesco. Funding priorities include the following:

James T. Laney Fellowship Endowment for Arts and Sciences, supporting the recruitment of scholars to advance research and strengthen teaching in the humanities and social sciences   
James T. Laney Fellowship Endowment for Biological, Biomedical and Health Sciences, funding the recruitment of researchers to create knowledge and raise the standard for university research nationwide   
James T. Laney Symposium Endowment, supporting an annual conversation on a topic that confronts difficult issues facing global and local communities 
Bobby Jones Program in Ethics, providing doctoral students with training in professional ethics and the responsible conduct of research   
Bobby Jones Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering, providing annual fellowship support for Emory and Georgia Tech students pursuing doctorates through the joint Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering  
Professional Development Support funds for students, enabling research, training, and conference participation  
Grant Writing Program, supporting students in the humanities and social sciences at every stage of grant writing
Networking events and the Alumni Mentor Program
Pathways Beyond the Professoriate, a speaker series that connects students to successful alumni who have chosen career paths outside of the academy
Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity, providing lessons in the art of teaching  

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