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Page 15 [Section II.C]: [Committees—cont.] Award Committees — Fellowships — Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation—Howard M. Brown Award

  1. Award Committees
    1. Fellowships
      1. Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship Committee
      2. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Receipt (from a special executive secretary of the committee, appointed by the President) of applications for fellowships, evaluation of them by a subcommittee of judges, and recommendation to the Board of the awardees.

        Guidelines: Complete and current guidelines are published at www.ams-net.org/fellowships/ams50.php.

        Constitution: rotation of members.

        1. Fellowships are selected by a Fellowship Committee of at least fifteen respected musicologists from whom three judges, through a system of rotation and replacement, will be chosen by the chair of the committee in any one year. Whereas the membership of the Fellowship Committee will be known (and should be widely representative of fields of study), the individual judges for the competition in any one year will not be identified.
        2. Committee members normally serve four-year, overlapping terms.

        Timetable:

        1. Timetable: Applications are due on the business day closest to 15 December (or the business day following, if 15 December falls on a weekend). The chair of the committee will convey the names of recommended recipients to the Board by about 20 February each year, for approval at its March meeting. The recipients of the award will be notified in the spring, and the award certificate will be conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society the following autumn.
        2. A reminder of fellowship application deadlines should appear in the August Newsletter (copy deadline 1 May) of the year preceding the annual awards.

        Other Concerns:

        1. The number of fellowships available, as determined by the Board, is three.
        2. The deliberations of the judges are to be strictly private and confidential.

        Travel reimbursement: [n.a.]

      3. Howard M. Brown Award Fellowship Committee
      4. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Consideration and evaluation of materials submitted by applicants who are eligible for this fellowship (see the guidelines for complete eligibility details).

        Guidelines: Complete and current guidelines are published at www.ams-net.org/fellowships/hmb.php.

        Constitution: rotation of members. Generally five members, appointed to four-year overlapping terms.

        Timetable: Applications are due on the business day closest to 15 December. The chair of the committee will convey the name of recommended recipient to the Board by about 20 February each year, for approval at its March meeting. The recipient of the award will be notified in the spring, and the award will be conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society the following autumn.

        Other Concerns:

        Travel reimbursement: [n. a.]