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

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Type: 
Fellowship
Date: 
May 1, 2020
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies

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.


Dr. Samuel Hyde
Leon Ford Endowed Chair
Director, Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies
Southeastern Louisiana University
P.O. Box 10730
SLU
Hammond, LA.  70402