Deadline extended to Jan. 31 for Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia award

heading for CSEGAThe purpose of this fellowship award, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia (CSEGA), is to promote scholarship on gender, race, and/or ethnicity in Appalachia.  The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time Marshall University faculty member.  The Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellow, who is selected by the CSEGA Advisory Board and announced at the annual spring faculty meeting, receives a $3,000 cash award.  Fellows present their scholarship to the Marshall community in the spring of their fellowship year (Spring 2021).

Application Process

Marshall faculty members interested in being considered for the fellowship award should submit a professional vita along with a 1-2 page abstract of the proposed project. Please include a statement that clearly defines the scope of your work and explains how the fellowship will assist you in your research.  The research, which must emphasize gender, race, and/or ethnicity in Appalachia, may be a new project or a continuation of a project already underway.

Please send application materials by e-mail to Mary Thomas at by the extended deadline of January 31, 2020.   The award winner, as well as other applicants, will be notified early in the Spring 2020, semester.

For additional information about the Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellowship Award, contact Lori Thompson, assistant professor, at

Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellowship Award*

2020– 2021 Academic Year


*This award is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.