The New Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS)

We are building on our 25 years of experience training, mentoring, and inspiring young scholars at our annual research conference to include a Career Development Workshop tailored for graduate students, postdocs, and an opportunity for faculty to receive ongoing guidance on grantsmanship through Grant Writing Coaching Groups.

Registration for all LANS events is now closed.
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Research Conference

25 Years, A Celebration of Success

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.


Official 2018 Program Book
Keynote Speakers

Career Development Workshop

Registration for the Career Development Workshop is now closed.
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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. 


What to expect
Reimbursement Policy

The Leadership Alliance Faculty Grant Writing Coaching Groups

Registration for the Faculty Grant Writing Coaching Groups is now closed.
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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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