Nominate MLK Visiting Scholars for Academic Year 2024-2025

November 16, 2023
Cynthia Barnhart, Provost |

Dear colleagues,

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars Program is now accepting nominations for the 2024–2025 academic year, and I encourage all of you to reach out through your networks and consider submitting a nomination.

For decades, MLK Scholars have been enriching the intellectual life of the Institute with their research and teaching while enhancing their own scholarship and creative outputs through interactions with our students and faculty. Our current cohort of scholars is broadening how our community members think and interact. Our labs, classrooms, and offices all benefit from their fresh experiences and expertise – from filmmaking and public policy to gravitational lensing and behavioral economics. The MLK Scholars program remains a keystone effort for MIT to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King.

An appointment as an MLK Scholar is available in any academic unit at MIT. They will also be considered in medicine, law, public service – any domain in which distinguished individuals can add to the intellectual life and sense of community at the Institute. MLK Scholars can be current faculty at other universities, or they can come from nonacademic organizations. MLK Scholar candidates must be nominated by an MIT faculty host, with nominations submitted online through the host’s primary department, lab, or center.

Completed nominations, including all letters of endorsement, must be received by February 16, 2024. Decisions will be made by March 2024.

If you have questions about this year’s nomination process, please contact MLK Scholars program director Beatriz Cantada.


Cynthia Barnhart