Harold Powers World Travel Fund
for Research on Music
The Harold Powers World Travel Fund is intended to encourage and assist Ph.D. candidates, post-docs, and junior faculty in all fields of musical scholarship to travel anywhere in the world to carry out the necessary work for their dissertation or other research. The Fund honors the polymathic scholar and distinguished longtime AMS member whose publications have ranged from music and language to medieval mode to Indian music to Puccini and whose interests are wider still, but always with the communicative aspects of music at their base. The current maximum award is set at $1,850.
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 Ph.D. within the past five years.
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.
Funds awarded in 2017 must be applied to travel/research undertaken between 1 May 2017 and 30 April 2018.
M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Endowment
for research in France
Virginia and George Bozarth Endowment
for research in Austria
H. Robert Cohen Endowment
for research based on the musical press
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.