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Page 19 [Section II.C.2.b]: [Committees—cont.] Award Committees, cont. — Awards for Articles, Books, Papers, cont. — H. Colin Slim Award—Ruth A. Solie Award

      1. The H. Colin Slim 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. As stated at the Web site, the award “honors each year a musicological article of exceptional merit, published during the previous year in any language and in any country by a scholar who is past the early stages of her or his career and who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States or who is a member of the AMS.” The winner will receive a monetary prize and a certificate, conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society by the chair of the committee.

        Guidelines: “beyond the Early stages” of the career is normally considered to mean beyond ten years beyond the receipt of a terminal degree, or academic appointment at a non-tenured level, or position of the book among the initial items of the author’s bibliography. For additional Guidelines, see www.ams-net.org/awards/slim.php

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

        Timetable: The chair reports the winner of the award to the President prior to the fall meeting of the Board of Directors, preferably in August. The award is conferred by the committee chair at the Annual Business meeting and Awards Presentation.

        Other Concerns: Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted by May 1 using the form found at www.ams-net.org/awards/slim.php. 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 Ruth A. Solie Award Committee
      4. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Consideration and evaluation of edited volumes of musicological scholarship, published during the previous year, in any language and in any country. As stated at the Web site, the award “will honor each year a collection of musicological essays… edited by a scholar or scholars who are members of the AMS or citizens or permanent residents of Canada or the United States.” The winner will receive a monetary prize and a certificate, conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society by the chair of the committee.

        Guidelines: By “collection of essays” is meant a multi-author volume conceived and shaped by the editor(s). For additional Guidelines, see www.ams-net.org/awards/solie.php

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

        Timetable: Timetable. A call for nominations appears in the February Newsletter (copy deadline 1 December). Thereafter, the following timetable is suggested:

        1. April: assemble lists of works for consideration (in compiling this information, the committee is urged to be in direct contact with publishers of scholarly books, and to consult the lists of “Publications Received” in JAMS)
        2. May: each committee member compiles short list of 7-10 most notable items; combined short list of 6-8 items is compiled; publishers are requested to send copies of these items to committee members
        3. June: each committee member selects three finalists
        4. July-early August: compile committee short list of three items and complete deliberations on winner
        5. August: inform AMS President of winner
        6. The award is officially made by the committee chair at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.

        Other Concerns: Nominations, including self-nominations, and publications may be submitted to the AMS office by 1 May.

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

        Travel reimbursement: [n. a.]