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Lois Ibsen al-Faruqi Award
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Purpose: To recognize the scholarly contributions of a music scholar or institution in the Islamic world.

Eligibility: Any deserving music scholar or scholarly institution in the Islamic world.

Prize: A three-year gift membership in the Society for Ethnomusicology, with a subscription to Ethnomusicology, SEM Newsletter, and other member benefits.

Regularity: Awarded every three years.  The next award will be in 2017.

Administration: The Chair of the prize committee is appointed by the SEM President; the Chair appoints two other members of the committee in consultation with the SEM President. Whenever possible, at least one committee member should overlap between current and subsequent three-year terms. All committee members must be SEM members. The Chair will be responsible for monitoring the number of applicants in advance of the selection period and will encourage further applications when they are insufficient according to the committee's judgment.

Application Process: Nominations should be sent to the committee Chair with a letter stating why the individual or institution should be considered for the prize. Criteria include an individual's or institution's contribution to Islamic music scholarship, or an institution's demonstrated interest in ethnomusicology; financial need will also be considered. Committee members may make nominations and solicit nominations from colleagues.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017.

Send Application To: Email letter to sem@indiana.edu. Address letter to Chair, Lois Ibsen al-Faruqi Prize Committee, Society for Ethnomusicology.

 

Recipients

2014

Ahmad Al-Salhi. http://zeryab.com/E/index.htm.

2011      

Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art. https://www.mahoor.com/.

2008      

Centre for Arab and Mediterranean Music/Tunisia. http://www.cmam.tn/home/en/accueil.html.

2005      

The Egyptian Center for Culture and Art. http://www.egyptmusic.org.

2002      

Lok Virsa. National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Islamabad Pakistan. http://www.lokvirsa.org.pk/

1999      

Pusat Pengkajian Islam dan Masyarakat. Center for the Study of Islam and Society at National Islamic University, Jakarta Indonesia. http://ppim.uinjkt.ac.id/index.php/en/

1996      

College of Music Education. Helwan University, Cairo Egypt. http://www.helwan.edu.eg/musiceduen/

1992      

Dokuz Eykil University, Izmir Turkey. http://www.deu.edu.tr/deuwebv2/en/

1989      

Bir Zeit University on the West Bank. http://www.birzeit.edu/

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