Call for Proposals – Hudson Award


The Charles Hudson Award is intended to recognize and support students who carry out high quality research on the social history of the Southeastern United States using ethnohistory, archaeology, history, linguistics, or oral traditions. Preference is given to proposals that draw on more than one of these methods or that link the people known only through archaeology to more recent indigenous people. Quality of research in this specified area (including significance, clarity of research design, and feasibility) is the sole criterion for judging proposals. The Award is given in support of research and scholarly development and may be used for research expenses, lab materials, travel, books, tuition, fees, and other scholarly needs as justified in the application materials.

This year, the Charles Hudson Award will be given to one proposal of outstanding merit and quality, with the winner announced at the SEAC 2022 Business Meeting. For 2022, the award amount will be $800.00.

To be eligible for the Award, applicants must be enrolled as a student in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the time of the Award. There is no restriction on academic discipline. The proposed research may be part of a larger project, but the proposal and all its parts should be stand-alone.

The Hudson Award proposal consists of four parts: a titled proposal explaining how the financial support will be used to further the applicant’s research; a proposed timeline and budget; a current CV; and a letter of support sent by a faculty advisor directly to the chair of the award committee. For more information on the proposal, click here (

Proposals and letters of support should be submitted by October 14, 2022 to the Hudson Award committee chair, Dr. Rachel Briggs ( Late or incomplete proposals will NOT be accepted.