Call for applicants for Fulbright's Selma Jeanne Cohen Award for research in dance

Are you a pioneering dance scholar? The Fulbright Association invites you to share your talent with the Fulbright community at this year’s conference by applying to be the 2016 Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund scholarship on Dance awardee.

The Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund for International Scholarship on Dance enables a dance scholar to present a major paper on previously unpublished research at our 2016 Fulbright Annual Conference. The 2016 Lecturer will be selected based on guidelines developed by the late Dr. Selma Jeanne Cohen, dance historian and founding editor of the International Encyclopedia of Dance, whose generously gifted endowment supports this lecture program.

• Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund provides an honorarium, round-trip travel and per diem to the selected dance scholar to attend and present at the 2016 Fulbright Association conference.
• Applicants are encouraged to make presentations interactive, through multimedia and dance demonstrations.
• Competition is open to all dance scholars in any field of dance and may be residents of any country.
• Lectures must be based on previously unpublished research and not presented at other conferences.
• Selection based on the quality of your presentation plan, qualifications, dance demonstration and references.
• Application should include an assessment of the impact of your own Fulbright or other international exchange experience on your work in the field of dance, when possible. It may also include a general assessment of the Fulbright Program’s impact on the field of dance in a particular country or region. While it is not a requirement to have had a Fulbright scholarship, the committee greatly values international experience and knowledge.

Selection Process
The award recipient will be selected through a competitive process. Decisions will be made by the Cohen Selection Committee.

Application Procedure
• Please include cover letter, no longer than one page in length, briefly describing your proposal.
• Include a narrative of no longer than ten pages, double-spaced (3,750 word limit), describing the research or scholarly work to be presented and its significance in advancing dance scholarship and addressing the guidelines above.
• Include a presentation plan for a conference presentation of NO LONGER than one hour’s length. The presentation plan must include a lecture of no longer than 30 minutes and a 30-minute Q & A period.
• Provide two letters of reference from individuals well acquainted with your work as a dance scholar.
• Provide a copy of your resume or C.V.
Application Deadline
• Applications for the 2016 award must be received electronically by close of business day (5pm ET) on June 30, 2016.
• The lecturer must agree to attend the Fulbright Association conference which is November 10-13, 2016, and make his or her presentation on the date requested by the Fulbright Association. The recipient will be expected to have his or her own health, travel, and other necessary insurance.
Submissions: Submit applications by June 30 to
Please note in the subject line: “Cohen Lecture Submission.”
Past awardees are listed on this link:

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