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Application Deadline: 11:59pm ET, 15 August 2024


The Thomas Hampson Fund was established in 2009 in honor of the OPUS Campaign and by the AMS in recognition of Hampson’s outstanding contributions to the field of music as a performer, teacher, and scholar. The fund is dedicated to fostering editions and scholarship on classic song in all its contexts (including American song, contemporary song, etc.), as well as new and innovative technologies for promoting and understanding classic song via interactive media and the Internet.


Applicants may submit proposals at any stage of their research: proposals from graduate students writing dissertations, independent scholars, and faculty will be considered. Those applying to defray expenses related to publication are encouraged to also apply for an AMS publication subvention for individuals.

Application Procedures:

To apply for the Hampson Fund, you will be required to provide the following materials:

  1. A prospectus of no more than 1,000 words, explaining the work that has been done thus far and outlining the plan of research (including travel, if relevant).
  2. A detailed budget and explanation of the expenses to which the grant would be applied. Wherever possible, expenses should be itemized.
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. Two letters of recommendation. 

Note: Letters of recommendation 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 reference 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.

Notification and Use of Funds:

The Hampson Fund grant is set at $1,300. Candidates will be notified of the committee's decision by 15 November.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm ET, 15 August 2024

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