Call for Candidates for the Young Sanders Center Graduate Research Assistantship

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Call for Candidates for the Young Sanders Center Graduate Research Assistantship

 

 

            The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University announces the availability of the Young Sanders Center Graduate Research Assistantship.   Created in 2019, 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 2021, along with the normal graduate assistantship stipend and a $1500 enhancement stipend each semester, for an award package totaling more than $13,000 annually.  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, 2021 to be considered for the award.  For additional information contact shyde@selu.edu.

 

 

Dr. Samuel Hyde

Leon Ford Endowed Chair

Professor of History

Director, Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies

Southeastern Louisiana University

P.O. Box 10730

SLU

Hammond, LA.  70402