Four awarded SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grants


Four members of the Mississippi State University faculty will receive $2,500 grants that encourage Southeastern Conference institutions to work together.

The SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program is intended to enhance faculty collaborations that stimulate 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.

Recipients of the 2014 travel grants at Mississippi State are:

-- Robert Crossler, assistant professor of management and information systems, College of Business. He will visit the University of Alabama.

-- Nick Fitzkee, assistant professor of chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences. He will visit the University of Kentucky.

-- Daniel Petrolia, associate professor of agricultural economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He will visit Louisiana State University.

-- Morgan Varner, assistant professor of forestry, College of Forest Resources. He will visit the University of Kentucky.

Representatives of the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine and the Office of Research and Economic Development at MSU selected the recipients after a thorough review. More than 30 grant applications were received this year.

For additional information, please contact Teresa Gammill, assistant vice president for research, at

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