The Center for Louisiana Studies administers or is involved in administering
the following prestigious awards in the area of Louisiana Studies:
The James William Rivers Prize in Louisiana Studies
- Major annual award for extraordinary contributions to the field of Louisiana Studies
The Burdin Professorship in Louisiana Studies
- Prestigious university-wide professorship at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The Neitzel Family Endowed Student Awards in Louisiana Studies
- Recognizes outstanding student scholarship in any field related to Louisiana Studies.
The Jamie Guilbeau and Thelma Guilbeau UL Lafayette Collections Research FELLOWSHIP
- Research Fellowship in the amount of $500 for a researcher who is a faculty member, staff member, or graduate student at UL Lafayette; for research using specific UL collections
The Jamie Guilbeau and Thelma Guilbeau UL Lafayette Collections Research GRANT
- Research Grant in the amount of $2,000 for a researcher who is not a faculty member, staff member, or student at UL Lafayette; for research using specific UL collections