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The African American Studies Scholar-in-Residence Program brings to Mississippi State University (MS State) renowned faculty from top universities, as well as leading professionals in various disciplines, for one week during the academic year. While in residence the scholar will contribute to the intellectual life of the university and the wider community under the auspices of the African American Studies Program.

In addition to presenting workshops and public lectures, the scholar may also consult with junior faculty and doctoral students concerning research and/or attend study groups and workshops presented by MS State's faculty and graduate students. Moreover, the scholar may visit classes appropriate to his/her field of study or professional practice and contribute to curriculum development in African American Studies.

Participation in the Scholar-in-Residence Program is open to accomplished faculty and professionals in various vocations, including journalism and publishing, science and technology, law and medicine. A stipend, expenses and an office on campus will be provided during the residency. Access to the Internet and MSU's rich library resources will also be made available.

An interdisciplinary review committee will consider applicants and make recommendations for selection of the Scholar-in-Residence. All nominations, accompanied by a brief biography and a letter explaining how the candidate will contribute to the intellectual life of the university, should be sent to the director of African American Studies at the following address:

Director, African American Studies
Scholar-in-Residence Program
P. O. Box 846
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762-0846

Due to the volume of applications we receive we cannot accept them by email. If you have questions you may call us at 662-325-0587 or contact us by email at

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