Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Travel Award Announcement

Deadline: March 1, 2004

The Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund is a new fund established in memory of the late Eugene K. Wolf by his family and friends. The fund is intended to encourage and assist Ph.D. candidates in all fields of musical scholarship to travel to Europe to carry out the necessary work for their dissertation on a topic in European music. Primary source research in European institutions was the basis for both the training and the musicological products of Wolf's life. He always emphasized to his students the importance of seeing the sources, meeting the European musicologists and librarians, and making contact with even the local historians, church archivists, or town genealogists, making this travel fund a fitting memorial. Each year the fund will award one or more travel grants of between $500 and $1,000 to students attending North American universities who have completed all requirements except the dissertation for the Ph.D. in any field of musical scholarship and who need to undertake research in Europe toward the dissertation. The application should be in the form of a letter, about three pages in length, that describes the dissertation topic, research plan, projected itinerary, and institutions where research would occur and that provides a budget for travel and lodging. The application should be supplemented by letters of support from the dissertation advisor and one other scholar. All materials should be sent, in three copies, to the AMS office:

201 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6313

and must be received on or before 1 March.

The winner or winners will be selected by a committee of three scholars appointed by the President of the Society. Awards will be announced by 1 May.