The Lewis Lockwood Award
The Lewis Lockwood Award honors each year a musicological book 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 copyright year as found on the copyright page of the book. The award committee will encourage or, if necessary, limit eligibility according to these general guidelines.
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 will receive 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 Lockwood Award will not preclude an author from also winning the Otto Kinkeldey Award at a later stage of her or his career. A book may receive only one AMS award in a given year.
Anyone may submit a nomination. Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted by 2 May 2016. Please use this form to submit your nomination. Additionally, the award committee may solicit the curriculum vitae of each nominee.