Learn about U-LINK on August 1

By UM News

Learn about U-LINK on August 1

By UM News
Hear the answers to all your questions about the new presidential funding initiative at a Q&A.

Join the Office of the Vice Provost for Research on Wednesday, August 1, for a Q&A session about the UM Laboratory for INtegrative Knowledge, or U-LINK, the new university-wide platform for incubating ideas, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, and providing funding to facilitate new approaches to difficult problems.

Members of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will be on hand at 1:30 p.m. in the Newman Alumni Center’s Executive Conference Room to share information on U-LINK, which is gearing up to award its second round of grants to interdisciplinary groups that propose novel, solution-oriented research projects that address one of the multifaceted problems that society faces today.

The hour-long Q&A will be followed by a social mixer from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Danny Garcia and Dwayne Johnson Living Room, also at the Newman Alumni Center.

Established last year, U-LINK is a key piece of President Julio Frenk’s strategic plan to position the University as a leader in the kind of interdisciplinary research that is essential to tackling some of the world’s most complex problems.

The recipients of U-LINK’s inaugural grants include five teams, three of whose members are researching solutions directly or indirectly related to climate change, and two whose members are pursuing projects aimed at curbing the scourges of terrorism and chronic disease.

Read more about U-LINK and those projects and share the flier about the Q&A.

 


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