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

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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 April 2023 and extending through March 2024.  Submissions will be accepted from scholars in virtually any field including history, literature, political science, environmental studies, art, music, science, geography, 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 2024.

            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, 2023 to be considered for the award.  For additional information, or to receive directions for electronic submission of applications, contact


            Dr. Samuel C. Hyde

            Leon Ford Endowed Chair

             Professor of History

            Director, Center for Southeast LA. Studies

            P.O. Box 10730


            Hammond, LA.  70402