biwa Asian Music

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 2018-May 2019.
Applicants must be full-time graduate students enrolled in U.S. institutions and members of the Society for Asian Music. 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.  During the year of their award, grantees may be invited to make a presentation of their research at the Society for Asian Music Annual Membership Meeting (held in conjunction with the Society for Ethnomusicology annual conference).  At the end of the award year, 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 Frederick Lau ( by 15 December 2017. 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.
1 November, 2017