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Page 16 [Section II.C.2]: [Committees—cont.] Award Committees, cont. — Awards for Articles, Books, Papers — Alfred Einstein Award—Noah Greenberg AwardRoland Jackson Award

    1. Awards for Articles, Books, Papers

      NB: No individual may receive two awards in this category in the same year. When there is a possibility that this situation may arise, the chairs of the award committees in question should consult with each other before they and their committees reach a final decision.
      1. The Alfred Einstein Award Committee
      2. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Consideration and evaluation of musicological articles published, in any country and any language, during the preceding calendar year. The award will honor each year a musicological article of exceptional merit by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career who a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States. The award consists of a monetary prize and a certificate, which are conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society by the chair of the committee.

        Guidelines: “Early stages” is generally interpreted to mean that the nominee is within ten years of receiving the PhD in a field relevant to the author’s research, or has a non-tenured academic appointment, or that the article appears among the initial items of the author’s bibliography. For additional guidelines, previous winners, and instruction for nominating, see www.ams-net.org/awards/einstein.php

        Constitution: rotation of members. Five members serving three-year overlapping terms. Annual rotation of chair.

        Timetable: The deadline for nominations is 1 May each year. The chair reports the winner of the award to the President prior to the fall meeting of the Board of Directors, preferably no later than September 15. The award is officially made by the committee chair at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.

        Other Concerns: The committee will consider nominations from any individual, including eligible authors, who are encouraged to nominate their own articles. The award committee may solicit the curriculum vitae of each nominee.

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

        Travel reimbursement: [n.a.]

      3. The Noah Greenberg Award Committee
      4. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Encouragement, consideration, and evaluation of proposals submitted by application; report to Board of committee’s nomination of awardee. The award is intended as a grant-in-aid to stimulate active cooperation between scholars and performers by recognizing and fostering outstanding contributions to historical performing practices. The award consists of a monetary prize and a certificate, which are conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society by the chair of the committee.

        Guidelines: Normally, there will be a single award, but at the committee’s discretion, the award may be divided. For further details, see www.ams-net.org/awards/greenberg.php

        Constitution: rotation of members. Three members serving three-year overlapping terms. Annual rotation of chair.

        Timetable: The call for applications, with deadline 15 August, may appear in the February issue of the AMS Newsletter (copy deadline 1 December). Publicity may also include notices with Early Music America or similar organizations. The chair reports the committee’s selection for the award to the President, prior to the fall meeting of the Board of Directors. The award is officially made by the committee chair at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.

        Other Concerns: Applicants need not be members of the Society.

        Travel reimbursement: [n. a.]

      5. The Roland Jackson Award Committee
      6. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: The award recognizes each year an article in the English language of exceptional merit in the field of music analysis by a scholar who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States.

        Guidelines: The award will be made according to three separate subject categories, in successive years, as follows:

        • music from 1800 to the present
        • music from 1600 to 1800
        • music before 1600.

        See www.ams-net.org/awards/jackson.php for specific annual details and nomination instructions.

        Constitution: rotation of members. Five members serving three-year overlapping terms. Annual rotation of chair.

        Timetable: The deadline for nominations is 1 May each year. The chair reports the winner of the award to the President prior to the fall meeting of the Board of Directors, preferably no later than September 15. The award is officially made by the committee chair at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.

        Other Concerns: The committee will consider nominations from any individual, including eligible authors, who are encouraged to nominate their own articles. The award committee may solicit the curriculum vitae of each nominee.

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

        Travel reimbursement: [n. a.]