The Neil Rosenberg Bluegrass Scholar Award annual submission deadline is June 30. An annual award is presented to the developing academic scholar who presents the best paper accepted by a juried academic conference on an aspect of bluegrass music.

The recipient will receive a $500 honorarium plus admission to the next IBMA Business Conference and the IBMA Awards Show.

Scholars eligible for this award include graduate students in MA or PhD programs and recent PhDs (within five years of degree completion).

Travis Stimeling, PhD ( is accepting emailed entries. Papers may also be mailed to Dr. Stimeling at 142 Ridgeley Road, Morganton, WV 26505, USA. For more info call (615) 260-4807 or email