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Page 21 [Section II.C.2]: [Committees—cont.] Award Committees, cont. — Unified Travel Grants — Thomas Hampson Fund— Janet M. Levy Fund for Independent Scholars

    1. Travel and Research Awards

      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 Unified Travel Grant Committee
      2. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Consider all travel grant applications for the array of Travel and Research grant opportunities offered by the AMS, including:

         • The M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Fund for Research in France
         • The Virginia and George Bozarth Fund for Research in Austria
         • The H. Robert Cohen Fund for Research Based on the Musical Press
         • The William Holmes / Frank D'Accone Fund for Travel and Research in the History of Opera
         • The Jan LaRue Travel Fund for European Research
         • The Harold Powers World Travel Fund for Research throughout the World
         • The Ora Frishberg Saloman Fund for Musicological Research Oriented to Music Criticism
         • The Eugene K. Wolf Travle Fund for European Research

        Guidelines: Application guidelines are located at www.ams-net.org/grants/.

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

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

        Other Concerns: Each year the committee works with the Executive Director to collect applications (via an online submission form publicly available about 1 March), evaluate, and make awards.

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

        Travel reimbursement: [n.a.]

      3. The Thomas Hampson Fund Committee
      4. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Charge: Consider applications from graduate students writing dissertations, independent scholars, and faculty working on editions and scholarship on classic song in all its contexts, as well as new and innovative technologies for promoting and understanding classic song via interactive media and the Internet.

        Guidelines: See www.ams-net.org/grants/hampson.php for detailed guidelines.

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

        Timetable: Applications must be received by 15 August. This date coincides with the publications committee's deadline for subventions for the Fall. The winner will be decided by early October and announced at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.

        Other Concerns: The chair must keep in close communication with the chair of the Publications Committee regarding applications for subventions that could be considered for the Hampson Fund.

        Travel reimbursement: [n. a.]

      5. The Janet M. Levy Fund for Independent Scholars Committee
      6. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Consider applications for research and travel expenses from independent scholars who are members of the AMS.

        Guidelines: The award is open to members of the AMS who hold the PhD or similar degreee (e.g. DMA in Historical Performance), who are not employed as a full-time faculty member in an institution of higher learning, and who are not emeritus faculty. Examples of projects supported by the Levy Fund include travel to the annual meeting of the AMS , to a conference to read a paper or participate in an official capacity, or to archives or research libraries; research expenses; microfilms; and specialized research materials. Award amounts will range between $500 and $2,000. Applications consist of a narrative up to 500 words outlining the project and its importance for the applicant's career, a detailed budget, a curriculum vitae including a note on current employment, and one letter of recommendation from a scholar familiar with the applicant's work (to be sent under separate cover directly from the referrer to the AMS). See also www.ams-net.org/grants/levy.php for updated guidelines.

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

        Timetable: Applications are due by January 25 each year for travel and research to be undertaken between March 1 and August 31 of the same year, and by July 25 each year for travel and research to be undertaken between September 1 and February 28. Notification of the award will be made within one month of each application deadline. Funds must be spent within one year of the award.

        Other Concerns: No individual may receive a Levy Award more than once in a three-year period.

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

        Travel reimbursement: [n. a.]