Call for Candidates for the J. Y. Sanders Scholar in Residence

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            The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University in cooperation with the Young Sanders Center announces the availability of the J. Y. Sanders Research Scholar award.  Created in 2019, and named for former Louisiana Governor J. Y. Sanders, 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 2021 and extending through May 2022.  The successful candidate may use the funds to offset travel, housing, or any research related expenses.  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 Hammond, Louisiana in April 2022.

            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, 2021 to be considered for the award.  For additional information 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