The Society for Ethnomusicology is a U.S.-based organization with an international membership of approximately 1,700 individuals dedicated to the study of all forms of music from diverse humanistic and social scientific perspectives. As a network of scholars, educators, students, musicians, activists, curators, and other professionals that reaches across countries, disciplines, and institutions, SEM serves as an inclusive forum for the exchange of knowledge about the world’s music and for advocacy on behalf of musicians and their communities.

The Nadia and Nicholas Nahumck Fellowship supports research on a dance-related subject and its subsequent publication.


Established scholars, recent Ph.D.s or Ph.D. candidates who have completed all degree program requirements except dissertation research. Preference will be given to applicants planning to enhance their research findings with movement notations, such as digital media (e.g., photographs, video, web-based formats) or Labanotation.

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