The Alfred Einstein Award
The Alfred Einstein Award will honor each year a musicological article of exceptional merit, published during the previous year (2016) in any language and in any country by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States. “Early stages” of the career is normally considered to mean no more than ten years beyond completion of the Ph. D. degree; if the nominator wishes to nominate an author who is more than ten years beyond the Ph.D., she or he should communicate with the AMS regarding the circumstances involved. “Previous year” refers to the de facto year of publication of the article. The award committee will encourage or, if necessary, limit eligibility according to these general guidelines.
The 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, conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society by the chair of the committee. An individual may receive the award only once, but winning the Einstein Award will not preclude winning the H. Colin Slim Award at a later stage of the career.
Anyone may submit a nomination. Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted by 1 May 2017. Please use this form to submit your nomination. Additionally, the award committee may solicit the curriculum vitae of each nominee.