Society for Music Perception and Cognition

SMPC Research Grants


At the 2022 SMPC Conference in Portland, the AREC announced a pilot research grants program that will fund two-year, trainee-led research projects with the explicit goals of supporting studies that:

  1. 1. Address understudied topics in the field, especially studies that have the potential to challenge extant views on music and cognition by considering musical cultures other than Western art music.

  2. 2. Are led by one or more trainees (henceforth referred to as “lead applicant(s)”), with preference given to trainees from communities underrepresented in SMPC.

For more information about the grant, its objectives, and granting stages, please visit this separate resource available here (Google Drive Link).

Questions regarding the grant program and/or LOI submission can be emailed to

Past Recipients

2023 Recipients

• Jay Marchand Knight: “Visual Bias in the Evaluation of Voice Type by Cis and Trans Listeners
Alex Rossi & Simbarashe Nyatsanga: “Using Motion Capture to Create Animated 3D Models of Capoeira Practice”