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2018 SEM Conference Travel Assistance Grants - Applied Ethnomusicology Section

Wednesday, September 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
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The SEM Applied Ethnomusicology Section Travel Assistance Fund, 2018
SEM Conference, Albuquerque, NM, Nov. 15-18, 2018
Application Deadline:  October 9, 2018

Email: Jeff Todd Titon (jeff_titon@brown.edu)

The SEM Applied Ethnomusicology Section is pleased to announce this year’s travel assistance fund. The purpose of the fund is to offer assistance to Applied Ethnomusicology Section members or invited quests to attend the annual conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology. The goal of this travel assistance fund is to promote discussion and information sharing about applied ethnomusicological research, issues, theory, and methods in non-academic settings.

The Applied Ethnomusicology Section travel assistance fund can assist with:

• Transportation between the applicant’s home base and the SEM conference

• Transportation for a specialist/consultant or artist to participate in a panel, forum/roundtable, or workshop at the annual conference

• Ground transportation while at the conference

• Lodging while attending or per diem while attending the conference

• Other travel related costs considered on a case-by-case basis

Eligibility: To apply for an award you must be a current member of the SEM Applied Ethnomusicology Section. Members may apply on behalf of themselves or an invited guest. An invited guest is an eminent scholar or practitioner who does not normally attend SEM but who has been invited to participate in in applied ethnomusicology event at the conference. Priority will be given to applicants who are participating in this year’s SEM Conference in a panel, forum, roundtable or other presentation sponsored by the Applied Ethnomusicology Section, but all Section members participating in conference sessions are encouraged to apply.

Evaluation: Travel assistance requests will be evaluated based on the applicant or guest’s contribution to the conference and the capacity of their participation to significantly enhance the dialogue and understanding within the Applied Ethnomusicology Section and the general SEM membership about ways of linking scholarship to practical pursuits in the public interest. The applicant’s attendance at the conference should stimulate discussion and inspire new work by promoting dialogue among scholars, artists, and the general public and fostering critical thinking about topics in applied ethnomusicology. The current applied section co-chairs will review and give final approval of travel assistance requests. 

Amount Awarded: Applications are competitive. The maximum annual individual assistance amount is $500, pending availability of funds. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the application deadline.

How to apply: Requests for travel assistance funds must include the name of the applicant’s panel, roundtable/forum or workshop, and it must detail how the applicant or consultant’s attendance at the SEM conference will increase understanding and development of applied ethnomusicology across the SEM (250 word maximum). Requests must also include the applicant’s name, institutional or organizational affiliation, if any, and contact information including snail mail address, primary and alternate phone numbers, and email address. The same information must be provided for an invited guest/consultant. Finally, requests must include the total amount of travel assistance requested including an itemized breakdown of projected costs.

Email travel assistance requests to: Jeff Todd Titon (jeff_titon@brown.edu)

Applications must be received by October 9, 2018.

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