2022 Digital Research Fellowship

MusicID’s fifth annual Digital Research Fellowship is currently accepting proposals!

Awarded competitively to a scholar from any discipline, at any stage of their career, the fellowship is designed to support research in music studies that uses data (especially music chart data) to reveal new insights or reinforce prior understandings. Possible subjects include historical, cultural, or business insights, such as trends in popular music, the relationship of music consumption and production to current events, reception histories, or platform-specific marketing, to name only a few. See the past winning proposals below for examples.

The recipient will receive $1,000 and access to the MusicID platform for one year (all other applicants will receive access to the platform for six months). Special preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate how they will benefit from access to the MusicID platform. The recipient is expected to write a brief final report at the end of their fellowship year, describing the research they conducted and their preliminary findings.

Applicants must send an anonymous one-page research plan as a PDF to fellowship@academicrightspress.com by August 1, 2022 (in the applicant’s time zone). All applications must be written in English. Please include your name and affiliation in your email, but not on your PDF. The recipient will be chosen through a blind peer review process and notified in August.

Submissions from faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students are all encouraged and welcome.

Please see our website for more information about the fellowship