MSU accepting applications for SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program

Mississippi State University faculty members are invited to apply for the Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program through July 22.

The SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. It gives faculty from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to:  exchange ideas; develop grant proposals; conduct research; consult with faculty and/or students; offer lectures or symposia; or engage in whatever activities are agreeable to the visitor and host unit.

MSU can select a maximum of 12 faculty members to receive 2022-2023 travel grants of $850 each for transportation, room, board, etc., to use for travel to another SEC campus (SEC member universities listed below). Travel dates for these visits are between August 1, 2022 and June 9, 2023. The faculty member will contact a host unit (e.g., department, research center, school, etc.) that he or she wishes to visit to determine that unit’s receptivity and availability. The selected faculty members will be responsible for arranging coverage of their duties during their absence. After the visit, the faculty member must submit a brief report describing the outcomes of the visit.

To be considered for one of MSU’s SEC travel grants please submit the following in one PDF file via email attachment to Dr. Teresa Gammill: and copy Lynn Taylor: by 5:00 on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Aside from letters, this information should require no more than two pages:

Faculty member information:

1.         Faculty Name

2.         Faculty Title

3.         MSU College

4.         MSU Department

5.         Faculty Email

6.         Campus Address

7.         Office Phone and Cell Phone

8.         Biography (no more than 250 words)

9.         Indicate the SEC institution that you will be visiting

In addition to the information above, when traveling to another SEC institution faculty members should provide the following information:

1.         Name of the host institution information including contact person at host institution

2.         Letter of invitation from the SEC university/host unit specifying the dates and any specific expectations of the faculty member

3.         Anticipated visit dates (Although there is no minimum number of days for a visit, the length of the visit should be sufficient for a meaningful exchange to occur)

4.         Anticipated activities while on visit

5.         Statement of the benefits of visit for MSU and host institution

6.         Letter of support from MSU dept. which includes the arrangement of duty coverage


Southeastern Conference Member Universities:

University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Arkansas

Auburn University – Auburn, Alabama

University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida

University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia

University of Kentucky – Lexington, Kentucky

Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

University of Mississippi – Oxford, Mississippi

Mississippi State University – Starkville, Mississippi

University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri

University of South Carolina – Columbia, South Carolina

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee

Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas

Vanderbilt University – Nashville, Tennessee

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