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Leadership in Interdisciplinarity, Networking & Collaboration (LINC)

Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis, MO
February 24 & 25, 2011

Keynote Speaker:
Roger Beachy
Director,
National Institute of Food and Agriculture,
U.S. Department of Agriculture

"Addressing Grand Societal Challenges Requires Change in Conduct of Research: The Role of NIFA in 'Assisting' the Change"

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The Third Biennial Summit on Leadership in Interdisciplinarity, Networking & Collaboration (LINC) is 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 conference will take place over the course of two days, and will include updates on funding trends from federal, state, and private funding 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 partners seeking research tools, information, and resources available on a campus-wide, regional, and global scale. LINC will take place on February 24th and 25th at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference is jointly hosted by Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, St. Louis Community College, University of Missouri St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis, and Webster University.