The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Award

This award recognizes a graduate student who is currently working on a thesis or dissertation on topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, or accessibility in eighteenth-century music scholarship. These include, but are not limited to, issues of race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and other categories that have traditionally been under-examined in eighteenth-century musicology. It carries a monetary award of $500 as well as a one-year membership to SECM. The award will be granted biennially at the General Meeting of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music.

Rules:

  • The student may self-nominate or can be nominated by an advisor, mentor, or a member of the Society; the student or nominator must be a member of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music at the time of nomination. The nominator must email DEIA@secm.org by the deadline below. The additional materials will be solicited after nominations are received.
  • The thesis or dissertation must currently be “in progress” or will have been completed between July 1, 2021 and November 15, 2022.
  • The nomination packet must include a one-page letter of support from the student’s graduate advisor, a mentor in the field of eighteenth-century studies, or a member of SECM, which explains the significance of the work with regard to underrepresented topics in eighteenth-century musicology. The initial nomination letter may serve as the letter of support unless the student self-nominates, in which case a one-page letter of support must be provided.
  • The nomination packet must also include both a complete prospectus/outline and a writing sample (preferably a chapter, maximum 50 double-spaced pages) from the nominated work. These items must make clear how the thesis or dissertation contributes to underrepresented topics in eighteenth-century music.
  • Previous winners are ineligible to apply subsequent times for the award.

Nominations must be received at DEIA@secm.org no later than July 1, 2022, for conferral of the award at the November 2022 SECM General Meeting in New Orleans.

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