Sunday, May 21, 2017

Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship for Graduate Students in USA

The American Musicological Society offers unique fellowship for the graduate students. The fellowship is available for applicants who have completed at least one year of full-time graduate work, intend to pursue a Ph.D., and are in good standing at their home institution.
The fellowship supports one year of graduate work for a student at a U.S. or Canadian university who is a member of a historically underrepresented group, including, in the U.S., African Americans, Native A
mericans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans, and, in Canada, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities (as defined by Canadian legislation). Preference will normally be given to candidates who are citizens or permanent residents of a North American country.
The American Musicological Society’s purpose is to advance scholarship in the various fields of music through research, learning, and teaching. Most of the society’s resources are dedicated to musicological publications.
Course Level: Fellowships is available to pursue graduate programme.
Study Subject: Fellowships is available in musicology.
Scholarship Award: The fellowship will covers a twelve-month stipend currently set at $20,000. The fellowship is intended for full-time study.
Number of Scholarships: Not known
Scholarship can be taken in the USA
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for Fellowship:
  • Students are eligible who have completed at least one year of full-time graduate work, intend to pursue a Ph.D., and are in good standing at their home institution.
  • They should show evidence of academic excellence and promise of continuing achievement in music scholarship.
  • Those in the earlier stages of the degree are particularly encouraged to apply. There are no restrictions as to research area, age, or sex.
Nationality: U.S., African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans, Canada applicants can apply for the fellowship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have completed at least one year of full-time graduate work, intend to pursue a PhD.
English language Requirements: students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online.
  • Applications may be made directly by the student, or the student may be nominated by a faculty member of the institution at which the student is enrolled or by a member of the Society at another institution. Supporting documents must include:
  • A personal statement from the student (not to exceed five pages) summarizing his or her musical and academic background and stating why she or he wishes to pursue an advanced degree in musicology. Areas of research or specific topics that the applicant would pursue in the 2018-2019 academic year if supported by a Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship should be identified and discussed.
  • A summary statement, not to exceed 250 words, outlining areas of research or specific topics presented in the personal statement (item 1).
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Samples of the applicant’s work (typically not to exceed thirty pages total), such as term papers, thesis chapters, or any published material. Writing samples should be clearly labeled as to their date and the purpose or context for which they were originally written.
  • Letters of support from three faculty members, one of which may be the letter of nomination. Letters should address the applicant’s general intellectual and musical ability and how these might contribute to a successful career in scholarship and teaching. One letter of support must include information about the student’s expected funding (to the extent it can be predicted) for 2018-2019. Applicants who have full funding for 2018-2019 will be considered for the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship on an honorary basis. Letters of recommendation should be sent as an e-mail attachment to:, or via fax to the AMS office (877-679-7648 or 212-995-4022).
Application Deadline: Fellowships is application deadline is December 15, 2017.

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