Each semester, we will be awarding research funding to select faculty members, primarily in the form of course releases; the exception is for our Events & Exhibition Grant which does not carry a course release, but instead, provides funding support for a specific event.
Funding is also available for graduate students and undergraduate students.
Funding currently available for Global Popular Music: Musical Bodies
In our theme for 2020-21, the Global Popular Music team of Platform asks after the status of the body in the production and reception of musical sound. What is a “musical body”? Is it organic or technological, individual or collective, affective or discursive? How do the dynamics of embodiment—where gender, age, race, and sexuality play defining roles—affect popular music, and how does music address such issues of embodiment? Musical bodies are also free or incarcerated, migrant or rooted, enduring or ephemeral. Musical bodies are bodies of work—an artist or ensemble’s known corpus; but also what’s in the vault, or cast off as an “alternate take.”
Global Popular Music represents a uniquely variegated prism through which to ask questions about the transformations of embodiment through the ages and as experienced today.
The deadline for applications is January 17, 2020. We are hoping to support a healthy range of both research and creative projects from different departments. For any additional questions, please contact Program Manager Erin Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.