Grants and Prizes
Major Project Initiative Grants
The American Society for Aesthetics offers grants to support projects that promote goals
of the Society.
guidelines for projects and grants submissions and
Outstanding Monograph Prize
Each year, The American Society for Aesthetics awards a prize for an outstanding monograph
in the philosophy of art or aesthetics that was published in the previous calendar year.
The selection is made by a committee appointed by the ASA President. The committee members
remain anonymous. The review of books by that committee commences in the spring of each year.
Anyone may nominate a book. Self-nominations are encouraged. To be considered, a book must
meet the following conditions:
(1) the US publication date must be the previous year, (2) the book must be an original
work written in English, (3) the author must be a member of The American Society for Aesthetics
(in the case of joint authors, at least one must be a member), (4) the book must be a
monograph in aesthetics or the philosophy of art, including the aesthetics or philosophy
of individual arts (‘monograph’ is intended to exclude translations, collections of essays,
text books, anthologies, introductions and other works intended for a popular audience,
and reprints of earlier editions). The judgment of the selection committee as to eligibility is final.
Nominations from publishers or individual authors should be accompanied by at least one
copy of the book, sent to the Secretary-Treasurer at PO Box 915, Pooler, GA 31322.
The prize, which is $1000 plus reasonable travel expenses to the annual meeting, is
announced at the annual meeting.
Outstanding Monograph Prize Winners
Whitney Davis (2012)
Peter Lamarque (2011)
Dominic McIver Lopes (2010)
Allen Carlson and Glenn Parsons (2009)
Rachel Zuckert (2008)
Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics
In memory of Selma Jeanne Cohen, the American Society for Aesthetics established a
$1000 biennial prize in dance aesthetics, dance theory, or the history of dance.
Begun in 2008, the next prize will be for a critical article or book of distinction
published in English in the biennium from July 2010 to June 2012.
The prize winner will be selected by a committee of three members appointed by the
President of the ASA and will be notified by September 2012.The award will be announced
publicly during the national meeting of the ASA on October 24-27, 2012 in St Louis,
Missouri.The winner will be encouraged but not be required to attend the meeting.
The prize may not be awarded if, in the opinion of the judges, no nomination of sufficient
merit and appropriateness is received.
The ASA selection committee welcomes published work of distinction that contributes
to dance aesthetics, dance theory, or the history of dance. Publication is understood
to mean publication in venues with peer review recognized by the scholarly community
and that are permanently available to the interested scholarly community of students
and researchers. Nominations will be judged based on significance of the topic or issue,
quality of the research, quality of the writing, originality, and contribution to the
Submissions should be directed to Dabney Townsend, ASA Secretary/Treasurer,
at PO Box 915, Pooler GA 31322 or Dabney.Townsend@armstrong.edu. The nominated article
or book must be submitted in full. Electronic submissions are acceptable, if available,
in PDF format replicating the original publication. The deadline for receipt of nominations
is August 1, 2012.
Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics: Winners
Marcia B. Siegel (2010)
Ann Hutchinson Guest (2008)
Ivor Guest (2008)
Sally Banes (2008)