M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Fund

for Research in France

The M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Fund for Research in France is a memorial to M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet, one of the foremost scholars of French music from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her research was centered in Paris, where she was a commanding and beloved presence in the libraries and archives. It is to be awarded annually to one or more doctoral students at or graduates of universities in the United States and Canada to conduct doctoral or post-doctoral musicological research in France. The current maximum award is set at $2,500.

Eligible applicants must currently attend or have graduated from a doctoral program in a North American university. If they seek to conduct research for their dissertation, they must have completed all other requirements for the Ph.D. If they seek to conduct post-doctoral research, they should have completed the Ph.D. within the past five years. Preference will be given to applicants whose home institutions do not offer financial support for musicological research.

Applications for the following AMS travel and research grants will be reviewed by a single committee. Since the terms for these grants have overlapping areas of emphasis, applicants may request to be considered for more than one, if appropriate. A place to indicate which travel/research grant(s) you wish to be considered for is given on the web form. Although applicants may request to be considered for several grants, one only may be awarded to successful applicants. No individual may receive a travel/research grant more than once in a three-year period.

M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Endowment
for research in France

Virginia and George Bozarth Endowment
for research in Austria

William Holmes / Frank D’Accone Endowment
for travel and research in the history of opera

Jan LaRue Travel Endowment
for European research

Harold Powers World Travel Endowment
for research throughout the world

Ora Frishberg Saloman Endowment
for musicological research

Eugene K. Wolf Travel Endowment
for European research

Applicants will be notified by the end of May. The winner(s) will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society. Please communicate with the office if questions arise.

The procedure consists of the following:

The application and all materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST, 1 April 2017.

• A 250-word summary of your proposal that briefly describes:

     a) the problem or question you are addressing in your research project
     b) the significance of the project
     c) what you expect to accomplish during the funding period.

     Additional space is then provided for you to discuss these three aspects of the proposal at greater length (500-, 200-, 150-word limit, respectively).

• A more detailed plan of work (500 words) that describes

     a) preliminary work already completed
     b) present state of the proposed research
     c) stages (if any) to be completed following the grant period.

• Three short questions complete the application: information regarding

     a) Institution(s) you intend to visit
     b) Itinerary
     c) Budget

You are also asked to supply one letter of support to be sent to the AMS by a scholar familiar with your work. Even if you apply for more than one fund, you need only submit one letter. It may be e-mailed or faxed to the AMS office. Please communicate with the office if questions arise.

Applications for the next cycle will become available on or about 1 March 2017

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Previous Bartlet Award Winners


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