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Applications for Student Support

The center provides support for African research, forging international partnerships, conference attendance, and more for both students and faculty.

Summer African Language Program

Learn Swahili or Zulu this summer! Whether you are a faculty member conducting research in or about Africa, a student planning to apply for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship, or you are just interested in African languages, the African Studies Center at MSU invites you to a noncredit summer African language program.

Travel Funding for Africanist Students

The African Studies Center has limited funds available to assist students with domestic travel expenses related to research and presenting at scholarly conferences. These funds will provide partial support of travel costs. The applicant's college, department, and other sources will be expected to share the costs of travel expenses.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in a program that combines the study of a modern foreign language with advanced training in international development studies or in the international development aspects of professional or other fields of study.

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship

The African Studies Center is pleased to announce the Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship! A fellowship of up to $2,000 to support international African students travel to Africa for research. The award honors former Nigerian President Nnamdi Azikiwe, a scholar and politician, who led Nigeria as its first civilian president and who invited MSU faculty to join him and other Nigerians to build a land-grant model university in Eastern Nigeria. This became the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, had a distinguished educational history, and was the beginnings of the MSU African Studies faculty, now approximately 100 scholars spanning many colleges and departments.

The Roger Meece Award

The Meece Graduate and Undergraduate Awards are established to honor Mr. Roger Meece’s unwavering dedication to diplomacy and peacekeeping and to encourage excellence in African Studies at MSU.

Graduate student awardees: 1st prize $500, 2nd prize $300;
Undergraduate student awardees: 1st prize $300, 2nd prize $150

Event Co-Sponsorship

The African Studies Center (ASC) collaborates with units at MSU to co-sponsor events relevant to the Center’s mission. Please fill out and submit the application below if requesting financial support from ASC for your event.