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Applications for Faculty

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


Strategic Travel Funding for Faculty

Matching travel grants are available from ISP's area studies centers to strengthen strategic partnerships with particular universities and institutions of higher education and research, focused on themes in which a critical mass of MSU faculty are engaged. These partnerships will generally involve multiple departments and/or colleges at MSU. Collaborations that link Arts and Letters or Social Science faculty to the STEM and health disciplines are especially encouraged.

Partnerships may involve collaborative research, regular exchange of faculty and students, co-developed distance learning courses, co-sponsored dual degree or sandwich programs, and other forms of cooperation that build the institutional partnership.


ASA Travel Funding for  African Studies Core Faculty Members

ASA conference awards are provided to core faculty members presenting at the Annual African Studies Association Conference. Award amount is $ 500 and is meant to defray costs, not to subsidize the entire trip. Previous funding of applicant is considered in funding decisions. Funding for these awards is provided by our US Department of Education National Resource Center grant.


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.


Alliance for African Partnership

The Michigan State University Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) invites proposals from diverse disciplinary perspectives that address the priority areas of agrifood systems; water, energy and the environment; youth employment; education; cultural heritage development; and health and nutrition.


Request for Membership to African Studies Core Faculty

The African Studies Center at MSU is a multi-disciplinary administrative unit designed to encourage, coordinate, and disseminate academic knowledge relevant to understanding the African continent and to coordinate faculty and students in those goals.

The Core Faculty consist of faculty of Michigan State University holding the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, or librarian, who have a continuing professional focus on the study of Africa.

If you are interested in becoming a Core Faculty member, please fill out the application.

We look forward to welcoming new members!