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 A. J. Racy Fellowship for Arab Music Studies

 A Turath.org grant for scholarly research in the field of Arab Music

Previous Recipients:

2013: Ian Goldstein, Univ. California, Berkeley: The Work of Muscial Remembering: Andalusian Resonances in Contemporary Spain & MoroccoIssa Boulos, Tunis University

2013: Palestinian Music in the West Bank, Tracking National Identity and Performance Practices 1967-1993

2013: Honorable Mention: Brian Oberlander, Northwestern University: Moorish History, Moroccan Immigration, and Andalusian Regionalim in the Practice of Flamenco-Arab Fusion

2008: Thomas Burkhalter (Univ. of Bern, Switzerland PhD candidate)) for Hearing Beirut - Reflections about Alternate Localitiies in a Globalized World

2007: Brian Karl (Columbia University PhD candidate) for Musical Practices in Northern Morocco and Southern Spain

2004: Laith Ulaby, a graduate student and PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His proposal is titled: "Performing the Past; Music and Ritual in the Pearl Diving Communities of the Arabian Gulf"

2003: Kenneth Habib, a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  His research interest is Fairuz and the Rahbani Brohters.

2002: Guilnard Moufarrej, a graduate student and PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  Her winning proposal research topic, for which she will spend on year in Lebanon is: Music and ritual in Maronite funerals.

2001:  Anne Elise Thomas, a graduate student and PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology at Brown University.  Her winning proposal's research topic, for which she will spend one year in Jordan, is:  Transmission of Musical Heritage: Youth Education in Arab Music at the National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan.

2000: Yara Al-Ghadban, a graduate student at the Faculty of Music, Sector of Ethnomusicology, the University of Montreal, Canada.  Her winning proposal's research topic is:  In Search of the Homeland in the Song and Dance of Palestinian Refugees.

2000: James Grippo, a graduate student at University of California, Santa Barbara.  His proposed research topic is: Negotiating Identity, Music, and Community Among the Arab-American Diaspora in San Francisco.

1999: Kathleen A. Hood, a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology at UCLA and a cello player with the Long Beach Philharmonic Orchestra.  Her proposed field work in Syria is on: Druze Wedding Songs - Music and Collective Memory.

Applicants should:

1. Mail an application containing the information listed below to be received on or before February 15
2. Arrange for one letter of recommendation, preferably from a faculty advisor, to be received on or before February 15
3. Include 1000-word proposal for project or activity to be funded.
4. The selection will be announced by April 15 (unless there is a reason for delay which would be communicated to applicants)
5. Amount of financial award is communicated to applicants or inquirers (always seek to raise amount by raising funds)

Required Application Information: A current CV listing full name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, academic affiliation, degrees, honors, awards, and publications. A signed letter listing the project's title and brief description, advisor's name and address, total expected expenses, other potential funding sources, and at least one name and addresse of a contact person in the destination country or travel location.  Applications should be mailed to:


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