School of Applied Sciences

The University of Mississippi

Visiting Research Scholar Forum

About the Forum

In an effort to enhance our research productivity, we will have meritorious research scholars on campus throughout the academic year to facilitate discussion on best practices in research publication and grantsmanship. Nationally renown for their presentations, strong research publication record, and national competitive grant award record, these scholars will provide lectures, small group discussions and individual meetings to any interested faculty.

Meritorious Lectureship

Meritorious Lectureship

Facilitated Discussions

Facilitated Discussions

Grantsmanship Sessions

Grantsmanship Sessions

Research Mentorship

Research Mentorship

Register for a Forum

  • Dr. Cecile Guin, Director of the Office of Social Service Research and Development at Louisiana State University’s School of Social Work, February 26-27, 2018
    • University-wide meritorious lectureship will be held February 26, 2018 at 4 p.m. at the Jackson Avenue Center. Register here.
    • Presentation for SAS Faculty: “Pathway to Funding: Finding Support for Your Research Career” (9:30-11 a.m.) and Panel with Faculty (Q&A) (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) on February 26, 2018 at the Jackson Avenue Center. Register here.
  • Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs from the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas
    • University-wide meritorious lectureship will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Lamar Hall, Room 129. Register here.
  • Dr. Michael Spencer, Fedele F. Fauri Collegiate Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan
    • University-wide meritorious lectureship will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Lamar Hall, Room 129 at 4 p.m. Register here.

Nominate a Scholar

We need your input to bring in scholars from across the country from diverse backgrounds to bring their knowledge and experience to this program. If you wish to nominate someone to serve as a Visiting Research Scholar, please download the form below and submit via e-mail to lwhitten@olemiss.edu. We appreciate your collaboration in bringing the best and brightest to our campus.

Visiting Research Scholars Forum Nomination Form

Research Forum’s Focus on Grant Writing

We will host seminars throughout the year to help you hone your skills in grant writing using the most experienced, university-affiliated grant writers as resources. A calendar of speakers will be posted on the homepage as they are scheduled. Please RSVP online to let us know you’re coming, your area of research and any specific questions you would like addressed.

In preparation for the Visiting Research Scholar’s Forum, the Applied Sciences Dean’s Office kicked off the fall semester with a focus on grant writing, looking to some of the most experienced, university-affiliated grant writers to present topics ranging from proving need and securing credibility to getting your research funded and planning and writing proposals. Presenters included Shirley Gray, Center for Writing and Rhetoric and John S. Williamson, emeritus professor, medicinal chemistry.