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Page 22 [Section II.C.2.c]: [Committees—cont.] Award Committees, cont. — Travel and Research Fund Awards, cont. — Harold Powers World Travel Fund for Research on Music—Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund

      1. The Harold Powers World Travel Fund for Research on Music Committee
      2. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Consider applications from doctoral candidates in North American universities, as well as post-doctoral applicants and junior faculty from North American universities, in all fields of musical scholarship for travel anywhere in the world to carry out the necessary work for their dissertation or other research.

        Guidelines: 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, they should have completed the PhD within the past five years. The application should be in the form of a statement of up to 1,000 words describing the research topic, a research plan, projected itinerary, and institutions where research would occur. It should also provide a budget for travel and lodging, and include the amount of support that can be provided by the applicant’s home institution, where applicable. Recommendations are required from two scholars; one of these should be the present or former dissertation adviser. See also www.ams-net.org/grants/powers.php for updated guidelines.

        Constitution: rotation of members. Three scholars, with rotating chair, who will report their decision to the President. The selection committee of three scholars appointed by the President will include at least one member with knowledge of non-Western music.

        Timetable: Applications are due by March 1. The winner is announced by May 1 and at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.

        Other Concerns: Each year the fund will award one or more travel grants for travel anywhere in the world. The fund honors a distinguished scholar whose primary interests concerned music, especially in its communicative aspects, and preference will be given to projects that have music as their focal point. This committee works in conjunction with the Bartlet, LaRue, and Wolf Committees in making its awards

        The AMS office maintains a detailed "Travel Grant Award Protocols" document for committee chairs.

        Travel reimbursement: [n.a.]

      3. The Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund Committee
      4. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Consider applications from doctoral candidates in North American universities in all fields of musical scholarship for travel to Europe to carry out the necessary work for their dissertation.

        Guidelines: Students are eligible if they attend North American universities and have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., or other equivalent doctoral degree in any field of music scholarship, except the dissertation. The application should be in the form of a three-page letter describing the dissertation topic, a research plan, projected itinerary, and institutions where research would occur, and provide a budget for travel and lodging. Recommendations are required from the dissertation adviser and one other scholar. See also www.ams-net.org/grants/wolf.php for updated guidelines.

        Constitution: rotation of members. Three scholars, with rotating chair, who will report their decision to the President and the Wolf family.

        Timetable: Applications are due by March 1. The winner is announced by May 1.

        Other Concerns: Each year the fund will award one or more travel grant for travel to Europe. Primary source research in European institutions was the basis for both the training and the musicological products of Wolf’s life. This committee works in conjunction with the Bartlet, LaRue, and Powers Committees in making its awards

        The AMS office maintains a detailed "Travel Grant Award Protocols" document for committee chairs.

        Travel reimbursement: [n. a.]