Graduate Student Award and Conference Travel Awards
Each year, three grants will be made to graduate students to help defray the costs of attending the annual conference. Any student member of DSA enrolled in a graduate degree program and engaged in dance research is eligible. Students need not have a paper accepted for presentation at the conference in order to apply. Although applications from students presenting papers are encouraged, applications from students interested in attending a Working Group or simply listening and learning also are welcome. In all cases, applicants must demonstrate that attending the conference will further their research. There is no presumption that presenting, participating in a Working Group, or simply attending is the most grant-worthy application.
Individuals are eligible to receive a Graduate Student Travel Grant only once during their graduate career. Although student members of DSA may apply for the Travel Grant and the Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize or Gertrude Lippincott Prize in the same year, they may not accept both a travel grant and a prize in the same year.
Applicants must be members in good standing of DSA at the time of applying for the Graduate Student Travel Grant.
How to Apply: send a one page application letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line Graduate Student Travel Awards.
Selma Jeanne Cohen Award: Writing Award for Students
Nominations Due: annual conference proposal submission deadline
In recognition of Selma Jeanne Cohen's great contributions to dance history, the Society of Dance History Scholars inaugurated an award in her name at its 1995 conference. Now awarded by DSA, the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award aims to encourage graduate student members of DSA by recognizing excellence in dance scholarship.
Up to three awards will be offered at each conference. Each award includes an invitation to present a paper at the annual conference, waiver of the registration fee for that conference, and a travel grant to help defray costs of attending the conference. Awards are based on the originality of the research, the rigor of the argument, and the clarity of the writing. Each paper submitted in competition for a Selma Jeanne Cohen Award must be a scholarly treatment of a topic in dance studies. Each must be based on unpublished research or interpretation and must be designed for oral delivery within twenty minutes, including use of audiovisual aids.
How to Apply: Students interested in applying for the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award should follow the regular guidelines for conference submission and check the appropriate box on the submission form. All paper proposals submitted for the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award must follow the instructions for submitting proposals for DSA annual conferences.
Once the conference abstract has been accepted, a full-text version of the paper will be requested. Applicants will not receive feedback about their essays.