J.Y. Sanders Research Scholar

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

The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University in
cooperation with the Young Sanders Center announces the annual competition for 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 $5,000.00 stipend to be distributed in two installments beginning
in August 2024 and extending through May 2025. 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 March 1, 2024 to be considered for the award.  For additional
information contact [email protected].

Dr. Samuel Hyde

Leon Ford Endowed Chair

Director, Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies

Southeastern Louisiana University

P.O. Box 10730 SLU

Hammond, LA. 70402