Leadership in Interdisciplinary Networking & Collaboration (LINC) is a biennial conference intended to facilitate faculty research activities and stimulate broad-based increases in sponsored research and scholarship, interdisciplinary collaborations, and institutional partnerships in the Missouri-Illinois bi-state region. The LINC summit will take place on February 24th and 25th, 2011 at the fabulous Chase Park Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. Sessions will include updates on funding trends from federal, state, and private agencies; informative sessions on research funding opportunities in science and the humanities; interdisciplinary mechanisms; proposal development; policies, practices, and networking opportunities. This conference will provide a service to faculty members and community members seeking research tools, information, and resources available on a campus-wide, regional, and global scale. LINC will be jointly hosted by Saint Louis University (SLU), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and St. Louis Community College (STLCC); the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL); Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL); and Webster University. Generous funding support is provided by the partner institutions and by the Research Alliance of Missouri.
These Research days are aimed at:
Supporting Junior Faculty
By offering faculty in the early stages of their careers exposure to larger collaborative activities and interdisciplinary thinking, and to problem-solving models outside their fields of expertise.
Encouraging Sponsored Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Scholarship
By building on the universities' existing foundations by promoting dialogue with colleagues who have successful interdisciplinary and inter-institutional partnerships.
Shaping the Research Agenda
Through invitations to federal agency representatives, private foundation delegates, industry, and key faculty members to discuss the direction of future and current research.