2008 Minority Serving Institutions Research Partnership Conference (MSIRP)

Venue: New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Event Date/Time: May 12, 2008 End Date/Time: May 15, 2008
Registration Date: May 15, 2008
Early Registration Date: Apr 14, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2008
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Join us at Dillard University, for the Fourth National Minority Serving In¬stitutions Research Partnership Con-ference 2008 (MSIRP’ 08), where more than 1000 representatives from the gamut of government, academia, and private industry will explore possibilities for expanding collaborative research initiatives and partnerships. The MSIRP ’08 Conference will bring together representatives from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs, HBCU, HsI, and Tribal Colleges/Universities) as well as major Research Universities to exchange ideas, share best practices, and plan for conducting future research with partners from funding agencies, small busi¬nesses, and corporations. Conference theme “Broadening the Scope: Expanding Research Competitiveness in Minority In¬stitutions” includes opportunities for:

• Faculty Research Experience
• Hear future research agendas from federal agencies and corporations
• Learn about grant and contract opportunities
• Identify research collaboration opportunities via networking
• Meet/discuss one-on-one with program officers and agency representatives

For Research Administrators
• Learn about intellectual property and technology transfer issues
• Attend grant and contract policy and policy development sessions
• Create opportunities for institutional partnerships and collaborations
For Small Businesses
• Investigate R&D and service procurement opportunities
• Share best practices and expand networking opportunities
• Showcase products and services

For Corporations
• Examine capabilities of participating MSIs and small businesses
• Outreach to and recruit highly qualified and motivated minority students
• Present procurement opportunities for MSIs and small businesses

For Students
• Become acquainted with federal and corporate research opportunities
•Explore federal and corporate employment opportunities
• Share entrepreneurship experiences


1 Poydras Street
New Orleans
United States

Additional Information

Registration Fees: Students: Early-Bird until 4/14/08- $100 Registration after 4/14/08- $150 General Registration: Early-Bird until 4/14/08- $210 Registration after 4/14/08- $250 Large Businesses/Corporations: Early-Bird until 4/14/08- $1200 Registration after 4/14/08- $1500