Proposal Advising Program – New Program Coordinator/Deadlines

Dear Colleagues,

For the past ten years the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) has sponsored a Proposal Advising Program aimed at increasing the number of women submitting proposals to SMT annual conferences and the number of proposals by women accepted.  In this program we pair up female graduate students and junior faculty with veterans of previous program committees and/or multiple successful paper proposals who will work with them to produce an outstanding conference proposal for the upcoming SMT conference.

At this time, we invite participants—both advisees (women) and advisors (women and men)—to join our program in preparation for next year’s meeting in Vancouver.

Please contact me as soon as possible if you would like to participate in this program, either as an advisor or advisee. Advisees must request an advisor before December 8; requests will be filled in the order they are received.  Please include the following information:

  • a brief description of your proposal topic (2–3 sentences);
  • your institutional affiliation;
  • the name(s) of any advisors with whom you’ve previously worked, if you’ve participated in the program before.

I hope to hear from many of you soon!


Sara Bakker
CSW Conference Proposal Advising Program Coordinator
Lecturer in Music Theory, Utah State University