Young Sanders Center

The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Announces the Inaugural Young Sanders Center Graduate Research Assistantship

 

The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University announces the creation of the Young Sanders Center Graduate Research Assistantship. The assistantship is designed to encourage graduate student research into Congressman J. Y. Sanders home region of southeast Louisiana and/or the wider Gulf South, and to facilitate management of the Young Sanders Center materials to be housed in the archives of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies.

The renewable award includes full tuition for the fall, spring, and summer semesters at Southeastern Louisiana University beginning in August 2020, along with a $13,000.00 stipend to be provided in three installments.  Submissions will be accepted from existing or entering graduate students in virtually any academic field including:  history, cultural studies, art, music, literature, environmental studies, science, etc.  During the period of the award the successful candidate will work as a research assistant in the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies.  Candidates must also be conducting, or planning to conduct, research centered on southeast Louisiana or the wider Gulf South in anticipation of completing a master’s thesis or publishable paper.

Applicants should submit a brief abstract of their intended course of study or research project, along with a cover letter and c.v., to Dr. Samuel Hyde, director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, at the address below.  Candidate applications will be reviewed by an award committee consisting of the director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, a representative of the Young Sanders Center, and an independent scholar.  Applications must be received by May 1, 2020 to be considered for the award.  For additional information contact shyde@selu.edu.

 

Call for Candidates for the Inaugural J. Y. Sanders Research Scholar

 

The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University in cooperation with the Young Sanders Center announces the creation of the J. Y. Sanders Research Scholar award.  The award is designed to encourage and facilitate research centered on Louisiana and the other states of the old Confederacy in conformance with the bequeath of Ms. Mary Elizabeth Sanders.

The award carries a $10,000.00 stipend to be distributed in two installments beginning in August 2020 and extending through May 2021.  Submissions will be accepted from scholars in virtually any field including history, literature, environmental studies, art, music, science, etc.  The successful candidate will be expected to conduct primary source research, a portion of which must be conducted in the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, that will ultimately result in a published study or like-minded project of scholarly merit.  The successful candidate will also be expected to provide a presentation highlighting the work completed during their tenure as the Sanders Research Scholar at the annual meeting of the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association in April.

To apply applicants should submit a brief abstract of their proposed project, no more than two pages in length, along with a cover letter and c.v., to Dr. Samuel Hyde, director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, at the address below.  Applications must be received by May 1, 2020 to be considered for the initial award.  For additional information contact shyde@selu.edu.