Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS)

LANS is a national networking conference which offers skill building, networking and professional development opportunities tailored to the training needs undergraduates at our annual Research Conference to include a Career Development Workshop tailored for graduate students, and doctoral scholars (SR-EIP alumni who have completed a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. degree).  We also offer faculty the opportunity to participate in a Grant Writing Coaching Group, which provides investigators with tailored support that aligns with their current state of professional development.

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July 24-28, 2019
Hartford Marriott Downtown and the Hartford Convention Center

Career Development Workshop

This workshop did an excellent job at helping me to identify careers that I would be interested in and the skills I need to build to reach my career goals.

2018 CDW Attendee

This one-day BioMedical Career Development Workshop provides participants with guidance for pursuing careers in academia, and the public and private sectors. Attendees build on their skills by creating an elevator pitch, improving their CV/resume, and expanding their network of colleagues, mentors and role models. 

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July 24-25, 2019
Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, CT


2018 Rewind

See who our TLATalk speakers and workshop facilitators were in 2018.

We also invite you to visit our resources page, you might just find the information you were searching for.

Should you decide to participate in our next Career Development Workshop, here is what you can expect. The Leadership Alliance will cover travel (up to $500) and hotel (room & tax only) for all attendees. For more information, visit the reimbursement policy page.

I felt supported, encouraged, cared for and I even dare to say loved by new friends, mentors and peers.

2018 CDW Attendee

The Leadership Alliance Faculty Grant Writing Coaching Groups

Through the guidance provided by the Grant Coaching group I was able to guide my grant from early draft stages to a highly competitive proposal. Outside of the explicit coaching our group built a genuine camaraderie, fostering strong personal and professional connections that significantly enhanced my network.

Wallace Derricotte, Associate Professor, Morehouse College

The grant writing coaching groups will connect you with faculty across the Leadership Alliance network. It will include a kickoff of intensive grant writing groups led by assigned faculty coaches with whom you will continue to meet after the conference through virtual meetings. The faculty grant writing coaching groups are a collaborative effort of the Leadership Alliance with Dr. Rick McGee and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Network.  The Leadership Alliance will cover your travel and hotel expenses.

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July 25-26, 2019
Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, CT

To learn more about how you can participate, visit the Who Can Attend page. If you have any questions, visit our FAQs page.

A Look Back at Grantwriting 2018

Research Conference

Research Conference

This year over 600 people participated in the culminating event of the Summer Research program is the LANS Research Conference, where ongoing professional development, mentoring and networking occurs among the Alliance family of undergraduates, graduate students, our doctoral scholars, faculty, and administrators.

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Emerging Scholars Shaping the Future

July 26-28, 2019
Hartford Marriott Downtown & Hartford Convention Center

2018 Research Conference Rewind

For a listing of students who presented view our Official 2018 Program Book. Learn more about our 2018 amazing keynote speakers who can be heard and seen here.