Ora Frishberg Saloman Fund
for musicological research

 

The Ora Frishberg Saloman Fund supports musicological research oriented to music criticism and reception history. It encourages work in areas where Prof. Saloman herself did path-breaking scholarship and graduate teaching, notably research in nineteenth-century trans-Atlantic connections between European and American music criticism and reception history. Ora Frishberg Saloman’s books include Beethoven's Symphonies and J. S. Dwight: The Birth of American Music Criticism (1995) and Listening Well: On Beethoven, Berlioz, and Other Music Criticism in Paris, Boston, and New York, 1764-1890 (2009); among her many scholarly articles are studies of the Leopold Damrosch Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth in Paris, and the music of Berlioz in New York. The current maximum award is $2,000.

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. (or the equivalent doctoral degree in any field of music scholarship). If they seek to conduct post-doctoral research or are independent scholars, they should have completed the Ph.D. within the past five years.

The procedure consists of the following:

The application and all materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST, 1 April 2015.

• 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. It may be e-mailed or faxed to the AMS office. Please communicate with the office if questions arise.

Click here for the form.



Previous Saloman Award Winners

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