Ruby Chao Yeh Student Travel Award

The Association for Chinese Music Research (ACMR) is proud to present the Ruby Chao Yeh Award for Student Travel. The award aims to promote graduate and undergraduate student research on Chinese music by supporting paper presentations at the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM).

The annual Yeh award will provide $300 toward travel expenses for one student whose paper on Chinese music has been accepted in the SEM general program (with secondary consideration given to student paper presentations at the ACMR meeting). The award will be presented at the ACMR meeting, held in conjunction with the SEM meeting, and an announcement will be published in the ACMR newsletter.

The Yeh award committee will include three members: the ACMR President, Nora Yeh or designate, and one additional ACMR officer. At the time of application, the applicant must be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled full-time in any discipline in a US academic institution. The proposed paper must show careful research and analysis that contributes to the scholarly study of Chinese music.

Applications must include:

  1. One-page cover letter describing the applicant’s background and current activities, indicating why the applicant deserves consideration for this award
  2. One-page CV (which includes the applicant’s contact information: institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and academic email address)
  3. Title and abstract for accepted paper presentation
  4. One letter of recommendation from an instructor or mentor, sent under separate cover.

Please send all materials to ACMR President Chuen-Fung Wong ( by September 15, 2017. Applicants will normally be notified regarding the outcome of the award competition by late October.

Founded in 1986, the ACMR is an interdisciplinary network of individuals engaged in the study of Chinese music in all historical periods and contexts. ACMR meets annually in conjunction with the SEM conference and occasionally at the conference of the Association for Asian Studies. For further information on ACMR, publications, and membership, please see our website at‚Äč