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
1) Application form,
including contact information and information on degree, fieldwork, and other
funding. Download form here.
2) 250-word summary
of the objectives of the dissertation research.
3) Curriculum vitae
(maximum of 3 pages).
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.
letter from the chair of the applicant's dissertation committee, which evaluates
his/her academic work and research project.
email with PDF attachments to
. The applicant's
dissertation chair should email his/her letter directly to
. Address emails to Chair, 21st
Century Fellowship Committee.
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."