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Society for Asian Music Small Grant


The Society for Asian Music is pleased to announce the availability of up to two small grants to support research in Asian music. Grants will range from $2000-$4000 and are available for the period from May 2019 - May 2020.

Applicants must be full-time graduate students enrolled in North American institutions, and members of the Society for Asian Music at the time that they apply. Grants are to be used for research, including fieldwork, pre-dissertation research, travel, language study, and other related activities, and may be used to supplement other grants.

Grant proposals will be evaluated on the clarity of research objectives and the proposed budget being reasonable and sufficient to accomplish these objectives. Grantees will be invited to make an oral presentation of their research at the Society for Asian Music Annual Membership Meeting (held in conjunction with the Society for Ethnomusicology annual conference). Grantees' presentations are scheduled every other year (alternating with our Keynote Address), so winners may not be presenting in the actual year of their award. At the end of the award year, however, grantees will be required to provide a report of their research progress, which will be published on the Society's website.

Please submit a proposal of no more than 500 words to Margaret Sarkissian by 1 March 2019. Proposals should include:

  1. a project title
  2. a project description
  3. a description of how the project fits into the applicant's current degree program
  4. a description of the applicant's relevant language skills
  5. a description of how the funds will be used, and
  6. a detailed budget.


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