Eileen Southern Travel Fund

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Beginning with the 1995 Annual Meeting in New York City, the Society and the Committee on Cultural Diversity have hosted minority students at each annual conference to expose them to various aspects of the field. These elements might include introductions to representatives of graduate programs in musicology from across the country, future colleagues and mentors, listening to papers covering a broad spectrum of musicological interests, exposure to the many interest groups within the Society, and opportunities to attend a variety of concerts.

The CCD can help foster a more diverse Society only with the assistance of its members. In addition to your generous contributions to the Eileen Southern Travel Fund, we encourage members to identify promising minority undergraduates and terminal masters degree candidates who may be considering graduate work toward a doctorate and would qualify for travel assistance. The Southern Travel Fund awards help to cover the travel expenses of students attending the annual conference.

The CCD will continue this important work for the upcoming AMS Annual Meeting. The AMS has funds available to assist minority undergraduates and terminal masters degree candidates (African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans, and other traditionally under-represented groups) with travel and lodging expenses. International students registered at U.S. or Canadian universities at the time of the conference are eligible to apply for the award. Please note that AMS does not provide airfare from outside the U.S. or Canada.

Follow this link to reach the application form (deadline: 1 June)

Follow this link to upload a referral letter

PDF Flyer: print and post in your department!

Mystified by the application process? Watch a short video from a recipient from a previous year!

For further details, please contact the committee co-chairs.


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Your financial support enables more travel grants to be made! This is currently flagged as the AMS grant fund most in need of additional support. Please consider a contribution today.

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