To further excellence in
ethnomusicological research through support to highly qualified Ph.D. students
for dissertation fieldwork.
Applicants must be current SEM members
and must achieve ABD or equivalent doctoral candidate status at their
institution by August 1 of the year of application. Some or all of the dissertation fieldwork must take place after the date of the award at the fall SEM Annual Meeting.
21st Century Fellowship Committee consists of a Chair and four
additional members, appointed by the SEM President. The committee evaluates completed
applications and selects an awardee. Each year's fellowship is announced and
awarded at the SEM Annual Meeting.
The fellowship may
be withheld by decision of the committee.
A completed application consists of
the following: (1-4 are submitted through our new online form found here.)
1) Application form,
including contact information and information on degree, fieldwork, and other
2) 250-word summary
of the objectives of the dissertation research (as file upload in online form).
3) Curriculum vitae
(maximum of 3 pages, as file upload in online form).
4) Research proposal
(4 pages + 1 page bibliography). Include discussion of research topic, thesis,
questions, methodology, work plan, and the significance of the project to the
field of ethnomusicology (as file upload in online form).
letter from the chair of the applicant's dissertation committee, which evaluates
his/her academic work and research project, sent by the letter writer directly to email@example.com.
Ellen Hebden, “Femininity, Tradition, and the Politics of Mobility in Rural Mozambique.”
Brendan Kibbee, "Musical Massification and The Performance of Civic Life in Dakar's Médina."
Ian Middleton, "Trust in Music: Tambora and Gaita in Strategies to Minimize Violence, and Deal with its Effects, in Northern Colombia."
Inglese, "Coloured Moves and Klopse Beats:
Subjectivities in Cape Town, South Africa."