AMS fund for guest speakers at the Annual Meeting

To foster interdisciplinary collaboration, the AMS encourages Committees and Study Groups to invite guest speakers from outside the field of musicology to participate in their Annual Meeting public sessions, either sponsored evening sessions or daytime Alternative Format sessions vetted by the Program Committee.

For 2018, up to three grants of up to $1,500 will be made to provide travel expenses (airfare, meals, lodging, etc.) and honorarium for each invited guest. Guest speakers will also be given complimentary conference registration.

Only one grant may be awarded to any committee or study group within a three-year period. Priority will be given to groups that have not yet hosted a guest speaker.

An application proposal consists of:

  1. A 500-word narrative description of the session, explaining the topic and what the guest speaker would contribute. Please include the titles, names, and affiliations of all participants to the extent possible.
  2. A budget for how the funds will be expended (including travel, lodging, and/or honorarium).
  3. A CV for the proposed guest.

Please submit proposals by 1 December 2017 to: Committee on the Annual Meeting, Georgia Cowart, chair (c/o AMS @ The Committee on the Annual Meeting, in consultation with the Program Committee Chair, selects up to three proposals from among the applicants.

Decisions will be announced by 2 January, two weeks before the deadline for abstracts submitted to the Program Committee for a formal daytime Alternative Format session. (Please note that proposals for study group evening sessions are due 15 May.)

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