Purpose: To provide funds to a scholar from a group that has experienced discrimination in support of a research and/or publication project. Monies may be used for any expenses integral to research or publication in ethnomusicology.
Eligibility: A scholar from a group that has experienced discrimination, such as discrimination in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicant must: 1) be a member of SEM, 2) hold a Ph.D., and 3) not be tenured.
Award amount: One award of $2,000, or awards of $1,000/each to two scholars.
Administration: The Research & Publication Award Committee will review all submissions and determine awards. The criterion for an award will be the significance of the research and/or publication project to the field of ethnomusicology.
Application Process: Applications may be initiated by one of two methods:
1) Nomination letter. A colleague of the applicant writes a letter (maximum of 500 words) that states the individual’s eligibility for an award, indicates the need for funding, and summarizes the objectives of the project and its contribution to the field of ethnomusicology. Nomination letters will also be accepted from academic publishers.
2) Application letter. The applicant writes a letter (maximum of 500 words) that states his/her eligibility for an award, indicates the need for funding, and summarizes the objectives of the project and its contribution to the field of ethnomusicology.
Nomination/application letters must be submitted with a copy of the applicant’s CV (maximum of 2 pages).
After receiving nomination/application letters and CVs, the Research & Publication Award Committee may request additional material from candidates.
Application Deadline: July 15
Submit Application: Online application form.
Awardee’s Responsibility: At the completion of the project, the awardee must send to the SEM Business Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) a brief report on how funds were used. Publications must contain an acknowledgement of support from the Society for Ethnomusicology.
Research & Publication Award Committee
Kevin Fellezs (Chair), Chris Scales, Patricia Tang, Deborah Wong (ex officio)
Book Subvention Awardees
2016. Jessica Bissett Perea. Sound Relations: A History of Music, Modernity, and Indigenous Self-Determination in Alaska
2014. Michael Birenbaum Quintero. Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia's Black Pacific.
2013. Noriko Manabe. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Music, Media, and the Antinuclear Movement in Post-Fukushima Japan.