Application period underway for Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia award; deadline is Dec. 31

CSEGA graphicThe 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, 2022).

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, 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 email to Mary Thomas at by December 31, 2020.   The award winner, as well as other applicants, will be notified early in the spring, 2021 semester.

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

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

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