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21st Century Fellowship
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Purpose: To further excellence in ethnomusicological research through support to highly qualified Ph.D. students for dissertation fieldwork.

Eligibility: 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.

Prize: $5,000 award

Regularity: Annually

Administration: The 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.

Application Process:

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 funding. 

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 (unto 4 single-spaced pages + 1 page bibliography). Include discussion of research topic, hypothesis, questions, methodology, work plan, and the significance of the project to the field of ethnomusicology (as file upload in online form).

5) Confidential 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 sem@indiana.edu.

Application Deadline: April 1



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