CfS: Richard Waterman Prize Competition

Popular Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology
Richard Waterman Prize Competition 2013
Deadline: April 1, 2013

The Popular Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce the 2013 Richard Waterman Prize competition. The prize was created
to recognize the best article by a junior scholar in the ethnomusicological
study of popular music published within the previous year, in any
publication. The Prize comes with a cash award of up to $200.

Purpose: To recognize the best article by a junior scholar in the
ethnomusicological study of popular music published within the previous year
(in any publication).

Prize: A cash prize in an amount decided annually by the PMSSEM chair; the
amount will not exceed $200.

Regularity: Annually. The prize may be withheld by the decision of the
committee.

Eligibility: For the purposes of this award, junior scholar is defined as
any scholar, regardless of employment status, who received his or her Ph.D.
no more than seven years prior to the submission year. An applicant may
send more than one article for consideration per year, and may send items
for consideration each year. Award recipients are ineligible to compete for
the award in subsequent years.

Administration: The selection committee shall be made up of three to four
senior members of PMSSEM, with members chosen for the next year’s
competition by the section at its annual business meeting or by mail-in
vote. For the purposes of this award, senior is defined as any scholar,
regardless of employment status, who received his or her Ph.D. more than
seven years prior to the submission deadline.

Application Process: Applicants should send three off-prints, photocopies,
or a PDF file of articles for consideration to the Waterman Prize Committee
Chair (Jonathan Ritter, jritter@ucr.edu) by the deadline.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2013.

Please direct any questions about the competition to Jennifer Milioto
Matsue (matsuej@union.edu).

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