CFP: 2014 David Sanjek Memorial Graduate Student Paper Prize

by Mike D'Errico on February 10, 2014

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 2014 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, candidates must electronically submit a copy of their paper to along with a brief bio (75 words) and copy of their conference registration receipt.  The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 6 at 11:59 pm. 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).

The winner will be announced at the general business meeting at the annual conference and the award includes a cash prize of $350.

Please feel free to email the chair of the committee, Ed Comentale (, if you have any questions.

Committee:  Ed Comentale, Charles McGovern, Katherine Meizel


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