The National Association for Music Education (NAf ME) and the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) invite proposals for research projects that address important issues in our profession, including but not limited to the topics of particular interest (see below).
Researchers must be explicit in the proposal as to why their proposed research should be funded by NAf ME.
In addition, there are links to the approved Human Institutional Review Board applications and proposals and their final dissertation.
Please note that the dissertation proposals are written in the future tense and may contain some things that were ultimately developed or changed for the final dissertation.
You might find it helpful to prioritize one or two main questions, from which you can then derive a number of secondary research questions.
The proposal should also explain your intended approach to answering the questions: will your approach be empirical, doctrinal or theoretical etc? Research Methods The proposal should outline your research methods, explaining how you are going to conduct your research. This section should also explain how you are going to analyse your research findings. Significance of Research The proposal should demonstrate the originality of your intended research.
Submission of Final Report: A final report (APA style), a 150-word abstract, and a 750-word executive summary must be submitted to the SRME Chair no later than March 1, 2021.
NAf ME reserves the right to publish a summary of the results in NAf ME journals, press releases, newsletters, on the NAf ME website, and via social media platforms.
It gives you an opportunity to demonstrate that you have the aptitude for graduate level research, for example, by demonstrating that you have the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, concisely and critically.
The proposal also helps us to match your research interest with an appropriate supervisor.