CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
THE 11th SAMUEL CLARO VALDÉS AWARD FOR LATIN AMERICAN MUSICOLOGY 2018
The Music Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile announces the call for submissions for the 11th Samuel Claro Valdés Award for Latin American Musicology 2018.
Terms and Requirements
Art. 1. The eleventh edition of the award is directed at researchers with studies in musicology, ethnomusicology or related disciplines who have not received the award previously.
Art. 2. Participants may submit research papers on music and musicians in Latin America, considering any musical expression and historical period.
Art. 3. A single prize of USD $3000 will be awarded to the winner, and one or two honorable mentions will be given to other candidates. Both the prize and the mentions will be featured by the journal Resonancias, published by the University's Music Institute.
Art. 4. The jury may decide not to select any winner nor issue mentions if the papers presented are deemed to be of insufficient quality or non-compliant to the terms. It may also divide the prize among several winners.
Art. 5. The jury's decision is final and not subject to appeal.
Art. 6. The submitted text must contain unpublished work and should not have been awarded previously in other competitions. Its length shall be between 6000 and 8000 words, including bibliography and annexes. Should it contain scores, graphs or images, they may not exceed 25% of the length of the text in terms of pages.
Art. 7. Texts shall begin by the title and an abstract of up to 200 words. They may be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English and must clearly identify the bibliographical references and all sources used for research. The author must ensure that writing and spelling in general conform to the standards established by academic publications.
Art. 8. Applicants may participate with only one submission, whether as an author or coauthor.
Art. 10. The work must be signed with a pseudonym to allow for anonymous evaluation by the jury. To the same end, authors should refrain from identifying themselves, explicitly or implicitly, in any part of the text.
Art. 11. In the same submission e-mail, authors must attach a second PDF document stating their name, contact details and a CV of no more than 1500 words. The contents of this document will only be made public in the case their texts are awarded the prize or an honorable mention. The remaining documents will be deleted from the Music Institute database.
Art. 12. The jury will consist of Yael Bitrán (CENIDIM, México), Sydney Hutchinson (Syracuse University) and José Manuel Izquierdo (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile).
Art. 13. The jury's decision will be announced in August 2018.
Santiago de Chile, January 2018.