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Mizzou Advantage Interdisciplinary Research Grants: Application Process — Phase I: Networking

Phase I: Networking

One of the challenges in building robust interdisciplinary research is growing our networks beyond those in our chosen fields. On March 6 and 7, 2017, the Mizzou Advantage will host networking sessions during which individual researchers and pre-existing/emerging research teams can present their area(s) of interest and/or research needs to campus. Our hope is that faculty will use the events to share vital information about their ongoing research and future research needs with others who may serve as research collaborators. The sessions are not mandatory and are not included as selection/evaluation criteria at either the LOI or full proposal level.


Session I: March 6, 2017*
Smith Forum, Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI)
Pitch sessions: 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
Networking reception: 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

Session II: March 7, 2017* Cancelled
Room 171 (Reading Room), Bond Life Science Center
Pitch sessions: 12 p.m.–2 p.m.
Networking reception: 2 p.m.–3 p.m.

*View a list of current participants here.


Each networking event will include up to two hours of individual faculty research pitch sessions. Each participant will have five minutes (and a maximum of two PowerPoint slides) to outline their research and to frame future interests and opportunities. A networking reception will follow the pitch sessions so that those in attendance can meet and mingle with other participants.


To register for a pitch session, please contact LeAnne Stewart at Participants should submit copies of any slides (2 maximum) that will be used in the session as well as a link to their faculty bio and research description (or submit a 250 word bio if unavailable online) two full business days ahead of the pitch session they plan to attend.


We encourage research teams/individual researchers to visit with the relevant Mizzou Advantage facilitator(s) should any questions arise regarding the criteria, documents, or processes. The primary role of the facilitator is to assist individual faculty or teams with identifying possible new team members who may enhance the impact/interdisciplinarity of the proposed project and/or to address specific questions regarding the criteria outlined below. Facilitators also work with our partners in Advancement and others across campus in making and sustaining relationships with external collaborators/partners.

Carolyn Henry
Carolyn Henry
One Health/One Medicine
Cerry Klein
Cerry Klein
Sustainable Energy
Chris Fulcher
Chris Fulcher
Food for the Future