About The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia program was made possible by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1996. The program was established to research and promote research on the various aspects of the people, cultures, and lives within the Appalachian region. The program’s success continued with a second grant by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2000 that allowed it to continue its outstanding work. In December of 2003, CSEGA was awarded another grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue their work. The program’s accomplishments have included sponsoring 10 scholars in residence, 7 scholar affiliates, and hosting 2 conferences. Current CSEGA Advisory Board The CSEGA program is overseen by a group of professionals composed of professors and administrators from Marshall University. CSEGA Co-Directors Our co-directors oversee the day to day activities and administraton of CSEGA. NEH Challenge Grant The CSEGA program was awarded a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue our work.