The center provides support for African research, forging international partnerships, conference attendance, and more for both students and 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.
The African Studies Center has limited funds available to assist students with 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 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 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.