Musicology dissertation fellowships available up to $21,000 per year

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Monday, September 11, 2017 9:36 AM

The Alvin H. Johnson American Musicological Society (AMS) 50 Fellowships are awarded solely on the basis of academic merit. Fellows receive a twelve-month stipend, currently set at $21,000. They may also elect to accept the award on a non-stipendiary basis (thus freeing scarce resources for others). The fellowships are intended for full-time study. An equivalent major award from another source may not normally be held concurrently or consecutively unless the AMS award is accepted without a stipend. Fellowships are for one year and are not deferrable or renewable; Fellows are expected to focus on completing their dissertations and not to undertake teaching or similar obligations as instructors, teaching assistants, or in any similar capacity, whether paid or unpaid. There are no provisions for the payment of tuition: it is hoped that graduate schools will provide tuition fellowships or waivers.


The Society makes available up to three funded dissertation-year fellowships each year. Any student registered in good standing for a doctorate at a North American university who has completed all formal degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of full application is eligible to apply. The fellowships are not intended for support of the early stages of research: it is expected that a Fellow's dissertation will be completed within the fellowship year.

Any submission for a doctoral degree in which the emphasis is on musical scholarship will be eligible.

December 15, 2017


Alvin H. Johnson American Musicological Society (AMS) 50 Fellowships