Application Deadline: 11:59pm EDT, 16 January 2023

Overview:

The American Musicological Society and the Music Division of the Library of Congress are pleased to present a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the Division’s collections. The AMS / Library of Congress Lecture Series is a public lecture program oriented to a mix of professional musicians, musicologists, music lovers, and music educators. All proposals should be written with this broad audience in mind. Proposals that are clearly constructed to appeal to the widest possible audience will be preferred. 

Eligibility:

All lecturers for the AMS / Library of Congress lecture series must base some or all of their research on materials held in the Library of Congress.

Award & Notification:

Decision notifications will be sent in early April. The selected lecture(s) will be scheduled in coordination with the Library of Congress. Support for travel and accommodations will be provided.

Important Notes:

  1. Start your application early. You may save an incomplete form and continue later.
  2. You MUST click the 'Submit' button at the end of the form to submit your application. Applications not submitted by the deadline cannot be considered.
  3. Upon submission of your application form you will receive an email confirmation. You may also view your application by signing into your Submittable account and clicking "My Submissions".
  4. If you have any questions about your application, please contact the AMS office at ams@amsmusicology.org. For technical questions about Submittable, please visit submittable.com/contact.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm EDT, 16 January 2023

Application Deadline: 11:59pm EDT, 16 January 2023

Overview:

The AMS / Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Lectures provide a public forum that brings music research to a broader audience. Individuals who have based their research on musicological topics oriented to the RRHOF Archives and Collections are invited to submit lecture proposals; nominations for potential speakers are also encouraged. Preference will be given to topics dealing directly with rock and roll music, but proposals dealing with neighboring traditions (i.e., blues, country, jazz, as well as hip-hop, singer-songwriters, etc.) will also be considered.

Eligibility:

Proposed lectures must be based on original research. Topics directly related to Rock and Roll will be given preference.

Award & Notification:

Decision notifications will be sent in early April. The selected lecture(s) will be scheduled in coordination with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Support for travel and accommodations will be provided.

Important Notes:

  1. Start your application early. You may save an incomplete form and continue later.
  2. You MUST click the 'Submit' button at the end of the form to submit your application. Applications not submitted by the deadline cannot be considered.
  3. Upon submission of your application form you will receive an email confirmation. You may also view your application by signing into your Submittable account and clicking "My Submissions".
  4. If you have any questions about your application, please contact the AMS office at ams@amsmusicology.org. For technical questions about Submittable, please visit submittable.com/contact.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm EDT, 16 January 2023

Application Deadline: 11:59pm ET, 17 January 2023

Overview

The Early Music Program Fund (EMPF) was established in late 2020 to support educational or field-building programming for researchers studying music in the period before c. 1600.

The Early Music Program Fund's educational programs build, strengthen, and sustain the research skills needed to knowledgably study, teach, perform, and illuminate music and musical cultures in the period before c. 1600. This includes, but is not limited to, programming focused on paleography, codicology, organology, the archival sciences, the study of musical notation and lexicology, languages and liturgy, and the scribal and material cultures that informed and conditioned the creation, evolution, and dissemination of early music. EMPF field-building programming focuses on strengthening and extending the scholarly and professional networks that support scholars and teachers who work on early music up to c. 1600.

Eligibility

Only AMS-affiliated chapters, study groups, and committees are eligible to submit a proposal for funding from the Early Music Program Fund. Individuals wishing to apply should contact an AMS chapter, study group, or committee and invite them to sponsor the proposal. AMS chapters, study groups, and committees are limited to a maximum of two proposals per annual grant cycle. To be considered, proposals must either be submitted by a duly elected or appointed leader of the relevant chapter, study group, or committee, or be received along with a letter from such a leader authorizing the proposal submission on behalf of that chapter, study group or committee. Proposals in excess of $2000 will not be considered, and the AMS reserves the right to award less than the requested amount. All funds must be used within the two fiscal years following receipt of the grant.

Notification and Use of Funds

Applicants will receive a decision notification in mid-March. All funds awarded will be transferred into the sponsoring AMS group's account and payments/reimbursements can be claimed using the Payment Request Form. Funds awarded must be used by 30 June 2025. Recipients will be required to complete a grant report detailing use of funds and providing data on impact.

Important Notes:

  1. Start your application early. You may save an incomplete form and continue later.
  2. You MUST click the 'Submit' button at the end of the form to submit your application. Applications not submitted by the deadline cannot be considered.
  3. Upon submission of your application form you will receive an email confirmation. You may also view your application by signing into your Submittable account and clicking "My Submissions."
  4. If you have any questions about your application, please contact the AMS office at ams@amsmusicology.org. For technical questions about Submittable, please visit submittable.com/contact.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm ET, 17 January 2023

Nomination Deadline: 11:59pm EST, 31 January 2023

The Claude V. Palisca Award honors each year a scholarly edition or translation in the field of musicology published during the previous year (2022) in any language and in any country by a scholar who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States, deemed by a committee of scholars to best exemplify the highest qualities of originality, interpretation, logic and clarity of thought, and communication. “Previous year” refers to the copyright year as found on the copyright page of the book. Three categories of musicological works are eligible for the Palisca award: translations into English of musicologically significant texts; editions of music; or editions of musicologically significant texts.

The award committee, consisting of five scholars, will accept nominations from any individual and will choose a single winner from among all the candidates. The winner receives a monetary prize and a certificate, as well as recognition at the Annual Meeting of the Society. An individual may receive the award only once.

Nominations, including self-nominations, of works published in 2022 may be submitted by 31 January 2023. Additionally, the award committee may solicit the curriculum vitae of each nominee.

Nominations and Review Copies:

  • Eligible nominations will be posted to the List of Nominations on or about 6 February 2023.
  • If available, please provide a digital (PDF) review copy of the nominated work. An upload field is provided on the nomination form. There is no file size limit. If the digital review copy includes a watermark, we kindly request that it be applied in a fashion that isn't too obtrusive for the reviewers, such as in the margins where it doesn’t cover the text, or in a light opacity.
  • For any nomination that does not include a digital review copy, the AMS will contact the publisher to request the review copy.

Important Notes:

  1. You MUST click the 'Submit' button at the end of the form to submit your nomination. Nominations not submitted by the deadline cannot be considered.
  2. Upon submission of your nomination form you will receive an email confirmation. You may also view your nomination by signing into your Submittable account and clicking "My Submissions".
  3. If you have any questions about your nomination, please contact the AMS office at ams@amsmusicology.org. For technical questions about Submittable, please visit submittable.com/contact.
  4. Publishers: the form will ask you to send a reference request (Author Eligibility Request) so that the author may verify eligibility for the nomination. The form will ask you to input the author's email address.

Nomination Deadline: 11:59pm EST, 31 January 2023

Application Deadline: 11:59pm EST, 3 February 2023

ELIGIBILITY

The Society makes available three funded dissertation-year fellowships each year. Any student registered in good standing for a doctorate at a North American* university who has completed all formal degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of full application is eligible to apply. The fellowships are not intended for support of the early stages of research: it is expected that a Fellow's dissertation will be completed within the fellowship year.

Any submission for a doctoral degree in which the emphasis is on musical scholarship will be eligible.

*includes all 23 countries in the North American continent

COMPETITION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

To apply for the Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship, the following materials are required:

  1. A brief (1000 character) dissertation project description.
  2. A current dissertation prospectus of up to fifteen double-spaced pages (c. 3000-4000 words). The prospectus should include a detailed rationale of the project (supported by, but not limited to, an assessment of relevant secondary literature) and should contextualize the chapter or excerpt submitted within an overview of the whole. This document should include the name of your project, but omit personally identifying information, such as your name and institution.
  3. A timeline (1-2 pages) for completion of the dissertation, including information about progress to date. This document should include the name of your project, but omit personally identifying information, such as your name and institution.
  4. A sample chapter or excerpt (preferably not an introductory chapter reviewing the literature). This chapter or excerpt should be one that clearly represents or bolsters your overall thesis, and should not exceed 60 double-spaced pages in length. This document should include the name of your project, but omit personally identifying information, such as your name and institution.
  5. You must also arrange for a letter from the registrar or departmental Director of Graduate Studies, attesting to ABD (all-but-dissertation) status. This must be requested using the reference request feature included in the application form, so have your attestor's name and email handy when filling in the form. You may send this letter request at any time, even before you are ready to submit the application.

Note: Letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, and a bibliography are not required.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Applicants must submit items 1-4, above, in an anonymous form, i.e., without name or evidence of institutional affiliation in any document (including text, headers, footers, footnotes, and document properties). Please be particularly careful not to name university-based sources of funding or other institutional information in the prospectus and timeline.
  2. Start your application process early. You may save an incomplete form and continue later.  
  3. You MUST click the 'Submit' button at the end of the form to submit your application. Applications not submitted by the deadline cannot be considered.
  4. Upon submission of your application form you will receive an email confirmation. You may also check the status of your application by signing into your Submittable account and clicking "My Submissions". 
  5. If you have any questions about your application, please contact the AMS office at ams@amsmusicology.org. For technical questions about Submittable, please visit submittable.com/contact.

AWARDS

AHJ AMS 50 Fellowships are awarded solely on the basis of academic merit. Fellows receive a twelve-month stipend, currently set at $24,000. They may also elect to accept the award on a non-stipendiary basis (thus freeing scarce resources for others). The fellowships are intended for full-time study. An equivalent major award from another source may not be held concurrently or consecutively unless the AMS award is accepted without a stipend. Fellowships are for one year and are not deferable or renewable; Fellows are expected to focus on completing their dissertations and not to undertake more than twenty (20) hours each week of paid or unpaid employment during the fellowship term. There are no provisions for the payment of tuition. 

Fellows are selected in the spring and announced in the summer.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm EST, 3 February 2023

Application Deadline: 11:59pm EST, 3 February 2023

ELIGIBILITY

The Holmes / D’Accone Fellowship for dissertation research recognizes academic achievement and future promise in the study of opera. Any full-time graduate student registered in good standing for a doctorate at a North American* university who has had a dissertation proposal in the subfield of opera studies approved at the time of the application is eligible to apply, regardless of the stage of dissertation work.

*includes all 23 countries in the North American continent

COMPETITION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

To apply for the Holmes / D'Accone Dissertation Fellowship in Opera Studies, the following materials are required:

  1. A brief (1000 character) dissertation project description.
  2. A dissertation prospectus (c. 3000-4000 words). The prospectus should include a detailed rationale of the project (supported by, but not limited to, an assessment of relevant secondary literature), an overview of each chapter, all written in prose, as well as a bibliography, and a clear statement of progress to date. This document should include the name of your project, but omit personally identifying information, such as your name and institution.
  3. Another writing sample, whether from the dissertation, a seminar paper, the text of a talk, or a work that is published or intended for publication. This document should include the name of the project, but omit personally identifying information, such as your name and institution.
  4. You must also arrange for a letter from the registrar or departmental Director of Graduate Studies, attesting to having had the dissertation proposal approved. This must be requested using the reference request feature included in the application form, so have your attestor's name and email handy when filling in the form. You may send the request for this letter at any time, even before you are ready to submit the application.

Note: Letters of recommendation and a curriculum vitae are not required.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Applicants must submit items 1-4, above, in an anonymous form, i.e., without name or evidence of institutional affiliation in any document (including text, headers, footers, footnotes, and document properties). Please be particularly careful not to name university-based sources of funding or other institutional information in the prospectus and timeline.
  2. Start your application process early. You may save an incomplete form and continue later.  
  3. You MUST click the 'Submit' button at the end of the form to submit your application. Applications not submitted by the deadline cannot be considered.
  4. Upon submission of your application form you will receive an email confirmation. You may also check the status of your application by signing into your Submittable account and clicking "My Submissions". 
  5. If you have any questions about your application, please contact the AMS office at ams@amsmusicology.org. For technical questions about Submittable, please visit submittable.com/contact.

AWARD

The Holmes/D’Accone Opera Studies Fellowship is awarded solely on the basis of academic merit. Fellows receive a six-month stipend, currently set at $14,500. They may also elect to accept the award on a non-stipendiary basis (thus freeing scarce resources for others). Fellowships are not deferrable or renewable. The fellowship is intended for full-time study. It cannot be held concurrently with a comparable or year-long fellowship unless accepted on an non-stipendiary basis. It may be held consecutively with a short-term fellowship or short-term teaching/TA position, where short-term is defined as six months or fewer. Awardees who possess a full-year fellowship or teaching position from their home institution for the fellowship year must make arrangements to decrease their existing funding to a half-year stipend, or accept the Holmes / D’Accone fellowship on a non-stipendiary basis. There are no provisions for the payment of tuition: it is hoped that graduate schools will provide tuition fellowships or waivers.

Fellows are selected in the spring and announced in the summer.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm EST, 3 February 2023

Application Deadline: 11:59pm EST, 3 February 2023

ELIGIBILITY

The Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship was established by friends of the late Howard Mayer Brown on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. Intended to increase the presence of minority scholars and teachers in musicology, the fellowship supports one year of graduate work for a student at a U.S. or Canadian university who is a member of a historically underrepresented group, including, in the U.S., African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans, and, in Canada, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities (as defined by Canadian legislation). Preference will normally be given to candidates who are citizens or permanent residents of a North American* country. The award will not be made to those who already have full funding roughly equivalent to the amount of the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship, regardless of whether it includes a teaching assignment, except on a non-stipendiary basis.

Students are eligible who have completed at least one year of full-time graduate work, intend to pursue a Ph.D., and are in good standing at their home institution. They should show evidence of academic excellence and promise of continuing achievement in music scholarship. Those in the earlier stages of the degree are particularly encouraged to apply. Students at a U.S. or Canadian university who are a member of a historically underrepresented group, including, in the U.S., African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans, and, in Canada, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities (as defined by Canadian legislation) are encouraged to apply. There are no restrictions as to research area, age, or sex.

*includes all 23 countries in the North American continent

COMPETITION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

To apply for the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship, the following materials are required:

  1. A personal statement (not to exceed 1,250 words) summarizing the applicant's musical and academic background and stating why they wish to pursue an advanced degree in musicology. Areas of research or specific topics that the applicant would pursue in the 2023–2024 academic year if supported by a Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship should be identified and discussed.
  2. A summary statement, not to exceed 250 words, outlining areas of research or specific topics presented in the personal statement (item 1).
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. Samples of the applicant’s work (not to exceed thirty pages total), such as term papers, thesis chapters, or any published material. Writing samples should be clearly labeled as to their date and the purpose or context for which they were originally written.
  5. Three letters of support from three faculty members. Letters should address the applicant's general intellectual and musical ability and how these might contribute to a successful career in scholarship and teaching. Letters of support must be requested using the reference request feature included in the application form, so have your reference names and emails handy when filling in the form. You may send these requests at any time, even before you are ready to submit the application.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Start your application process early. You may save an incomplete form and continue later.  
  2. You MUST click the 'Submit' button at the end of the form to submit your application. Applications not submitted by the deadline cannot be considered.
  3. Upon submission of your application form you will receive an email confirmation. You may also check the status of your application by signing into your Submittable account and clicking "My Submissions". 
  4. If you have any questions about your application, please contact the AMS office at ams@amsmusicology.org. For technical questions about Submittable, please visit submittable.com/contact

AWARD

The fellowship carries a twelve-month stipend, currently set at $24,000. The recipient may also elect to accept the award on a non-stipendiary basis (thus freeing scarce resources for another). The fellowship is intended for full-time study. An equivalent major award from another source may not be held concurrently or consecutively unless the AMS award is accepted without a stipend. The fellowship is for one year and is not deferable or renewable. There are no provisions for the payment of tuition: it is hoped that graduate schools will provide tuition fellowships or waivers. The AMS encourages the institution at which the recipient is pursuing his or her degree to offer continuing financial support.

Fellows are selected in the spring and announced in the summer.


Application Deadline: 11:59pm EST, 3 February 2023

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