2018 Awards Information


CORD and the Society of Dance History Scholars have merged into the DANCE STUDIES ASSOCIATION (DSA)

The deadline for submitting nominations for DSA’s 2018 book/essay/and research/leadership awards is MARCH 15.  We are posting this notice to provide up to date submission information since the new DSA website is still under construction.  Please refer to the submission details below, and contact Janet Wilhelms at AEG if you have any questions: jwilhelms@associationeg.com.

Please consider submitting a nomination for the Research/Leadership awards.  These awards provide an opportunity to recognize individuals in our field for their important contributions to the development of dance studies.

Thank you,

Rebekah Kowal
VP Awards and Prizes


ANNUAL BOOK AND PUBLICATION AWARDS/PRIZES

Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research    
Nominations due:  March 15

The Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research will be awarded each year to the best book in dance published during the previous three calendar years.  The award carries a cash value of $1000.  DSA adjudicates the award, while the Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism at the University of Texas Austin provides the monetary prize. The Center initiated this DSA Award to honor Professor Brockett and to advance its mission of recognizing the finest scholarship in theatre, dance, and performance history.  Scholarly books in any area of dance may be nominated. The author need not be a member of DSA or be primarily identified with the field of dance, so long as the publication itself relates to dance. 

How to nominate: Authors/Publishers may nominate their own work(s) or DSA members may nominate the work of other authors. Nominations should include the nominator's relationship to the candidate, if any.

e-mail attached letter describing the original contributions of the book to: jwilhelms@associationeg.com with Brockett Book Prize in the subject line, AND send three copies of the book to:

Janet Wilhelms, DSA Association Manager
Dance Studies Association c/o AEG
7044 S. 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
USA 


The de la Torre Bueno Prize®
Nominations Due: March 15

The de la Torre Bueno Prize® is awarded annually to a book published in the English language that advances the field of dance studies. Named after José Rollin de la Torre Bueno, the first university press editor to develop a list of titles in dance studies, the de la Torre Bueno Prize has recognized scholarly excellence in the field since 1973.  It carries a cash purse of $1000.

All members of DSA are eligible for this prize, although membership is not a prerequisite. Books translated into the English language are acceptable, so long as they have been published during the Prize year. Books consisting in their entirety of previously published essays, reviews, or articles are not eligible.

How to nominate: Authors or publishers must submit three copies of a book published in the previous calendar year, as well as each author's contact information, to:

Janet Wilhelms, DSA Account Manager
Dance Studies Association c/o AEG
7044 S. 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154


The de la Torre Bueno First Book Prize®
Nominations Due: March 15

The Bueno© First Book Award is a new award made possible by the generosity of Mary Bueno in recognition of the burgeoning field of dance studies and the inauguration of the Dance Studies Association. It will be awarded annually to the best first book in dance studies published in the English language in the previous calendar year. The award carries a cash prize of $1000.

All members of DSA are eligible for this prize, although membership is not a prerequisite. Books translated into the English language are acceptable, so long as they have been published during the Prize year. Books consisting in their entirety of previously published essays, reviews, or articles are not eligible. 

How to nominate: Authors or publishers must submit three copies of a book published in the previous calendar year, as well as each author's contact information, to:

Janet Wilhelms, DSA Account Manager
Dance Studies Association c/o AEG
7044 S. 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154


Gertrude Lippincott Award 
Nomination Due: March 15

The Gertrude Lippincott Award is awarded annually to the best English-language article published in dance studies. Named in honor of its donor, a devoted teacher of modern dance in the Midwest and mentor to many students, it was established to recognize excellence in the field of dance scholarship. The award carries a cash purse of $500.

Authors, editors, publishers, or members of DSA may submit articles and chapters in anthologies published during the prior calendar year.  Only one entry per author or advocate will be accepted.

How to nominate:  send a digital (PDF) copy of the published article and an e-mail cover letter with the publication information and author’s full contact information to: jwilhelms@associationeg.com with Gertrude Lippincott Award in the subject line

Research and Leadership awards
Dixie Durr Award for Outstanding Service to Dance Research 
Nominations due: March 15

This award recognizes the indispensable aid rendered the field of dance studies by people who sustain existing structures, institutions, and organizations for dance research.  The award calls attention to superlative labor, especially, but not limited to, unpaid labor performed for extended periods of time.  Such labor might make professional organizations run efficiently, ease and facilitate the use of archives or collections; or aid grant-writing or publication processes.  The Committee may entertain additional formulations of "service” so long as they do not conflict with the Outstanding Scholarly Research category. 

Winners of this award receive complimentary registration to the annual conference for that year.
How to nominate:email a letter of nomination stating the nature and duration of the nominee’s service activity and its significance to dance studies; the nominee's curriculum vitae, if you have access to it; any additional relevant materials to support the case 

Please use Dixie Durr Award in the subject line to jwilhelms@associationeg.com


Award for Outstanding Scholarly Research in Dance
Nominations due: March 15

This award honors an exceptional scholar or leader for sustained contributions to dance research.  Selection may be based on a significant body of work, a single contribution that has a major lasting impact on scholarly dance research, or leadership that furthers the field. Any area of dance scholarship is eligible. Scholars may be at any career stage, as long as they satisfy the purpose of the award.  No more than one award will be given in a calendar year.

Winners of this award receive complimentary registration to the annual conference for that year.

How to nominate:  You must be a DSA member to submit a nomination, but individuals nominated for awards need not be DSA members.  Please submita letter detailing why the nominee should be put forward for the award; nominee's curriculum vitae, if you have access to it; additional relevant materials to support the case; include your relationship to the candidate, if any.

Send nomination to jwilhelms@associationeg.com with Outstanding Scholarly Research Award in the subject line. 

Graduate Student Travel Awards 

Each year, three grants will be made to graduate students to help defray the costs of attending the annual conference.  Any student member of DSA enrolled in a graduate degree program and engaged in dance research is eligible. Students need not have a paper accepted for presentation at the conference in order to apply. Although applications from students presenting papers are encouraged, applications from students interested in attending a Working Group or simply listening and learning also are welcome. In all cases, applicants must demonstrate that attending the conference will further their research. There is no presumption that presenting, participating in a Working Group, or simply attending is the most grant-worthy application.

Individuals are eligible to receive a Graduate Student Travel Grant only once during their graduate career. Although student members of DSA may apply for the Travel Grant and the Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize or Gertrude Lippincott Prize in the same year, they may not accept both a travel grant and a prize in the same year.

Applicants must be members in good standing of DSA at the time of applying for the Graduate Student Travel Grant.

How to Apply: send a one-page application letter to jwilhelms@associationeg.com and use the subject line Graduate Student Travel Awards 

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