David Sanjek Memorial Graduate Student Paper Prize

The committee for the David Sanjek Graduate Student Paper Prize of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music – US Branch (IASPM-US) invites graduate students who will be presenting at the 2013 IASPM-US annual conference to submit their papers for consideration.

Eligibility: Any student who presents, in person, a formal paper at the IASPM-US annual meeting is eligible for the prize. A student shall be defined as a person pursuing an active course of studies in a degree program. This includes persons who are engaged in writing the doctoral dissertation but not those who are teaching full-time while doing so. Student applicants must be members of IASPM-US.

Application Process: To apply for the prize, the prize candidate must electronically submit a copy of his/her paper to iaspmgradprize2013@gmail.com along with a Registration Form.  The deadline for submissions is Friday February 22 at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced at the general business meeting at the annual conference. The paper deposited is to be the version that is read at the conference and may not exceed twelve double-spaced pages (roughly 3,900 words).

Please feel free to email the chair of the committee if you have any questions.  We look forward to reading some great papers. As further incentive, this year’s winner receives a cash prize of $350!

Justin D Burton
Rider University

Charles McGovern
The College of William & Mary

Michelle Habell-Pallán
University of Washington