Center Fellows

Each year, the Center for History and Culture (CHC) invites applications for fellowship positions that are open to both Lamar and non-Lamar candidates. The Center is an interdisciplinary, multi-cultural center promoting the creation, preservation, and transmission of knowledge—broadly conceived--about the region of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast. Through public engagement, especially the production of high quality publications, creative exhibits and cultural performances; sponsorship of lectures and symposia; development of innovative curriculum; and support of faculty and students in their focused research, the Center strives to be the historical and cultural hub that tells the story of the area.

Working in tandem with the Center’s Director, Dr. Mary L. Scheer, Center Fellows will be chosen to contribute to the programming of the Center. Their one-year Fellowship will represent the highest honor of distinction.

Fellows will be expected to produce high quality outcomes (publications, lectures, creative activity, etc.), which address important problems and/or enhance the historical/cultural understanding of the region in areas such as energy, history, art, music, literature, environment, society, government and others. They will also give a lecture/exhibition/performance to invited guests, faculty, and the community, as well as students.

For their service, Lamar Fellows will be given up to a $5,000 grant to cover their related expenses and a one semester 25% teaching load reduction. Non-Lamar fellows will receive a $5,000 grant. If warranted, Fellows may apply for an additional year.

Criteria for Lamar Fellows:

  1. Full-time tenured or tenure-track Lamar faculty with at least one year of full time service to receive funding.
  2. Endowed chair holders and administrators above the level of chair are ineligible.
  3. Faculty may not hold more than one fellowship at a time.
  4. Only applicants with “adequate performance and merit” or higher on the F2.08s are eligible.
  5. Evidence of professional accomplishments in discipline.

Criteria for Non-Lamar Fellows:

  1. Record of professional accomplishments in discipline.
  2. Evidence of a commitment for a high quality outcome (ie. book contract, upcoming exhibition/performance, developmental leave from another institution, etc.)  

The application is posted each January and the deadline for applications is in March. Fellows are announced each April. 

2017-2018 Fellows

2017-2018 Center Fellows Marilyn Manson-Hayes, Penny Clark and Dr Bryan Proksch with Center Director Dr Mary Scheer