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Alvin H Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation One Year Fellowships


To encourage research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship.

Any submission for a doctoral degree in which the emphasis is on musical scholarship is eligible. The award is not intended for support of early stages of research and it is expected that a recipient's dissertation will be completed within the fellowship year. An equivalent major award from another source may not normally be held concurrently unless the AMS award is accepted on an honorary basis.


Open to full-time students registered for a doctorate at a North American university, who have completed all formal degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of full application. Open to all students without regard to nationality, race, religion or gender.

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  • Annual

Study Length

1 year

Award Value

US$20,000 stipend

Application procedure

Application forms will be sent via the Directors of Graduate Study at all doctorate-granting institutions in North America. They will also be available directly from the Society and the website. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, certification of enrolment and degree completed and two supporting letters from faculty members, one of whom must be the principal adviser of the dissertation. A detailed dissertation prospectus and a completed chapter or comparable written work on the dissertation should accompany the full application. All documents should be submitted in triplicate.

Closing date

December 17th

Study Level

  • Doctorate
  • Postgraduate

American Musicological Society (AMS)

The American Musicological Society (AMS) was founded in 1934 as a non-profit organization, with the aim of advancing research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship. In 1951, the Society became a constituent member of the American Council of Learned Societies.

Contact Details

  • 207 798 4243
  • 207 798 4254
  • 6010 College Station
    Brunswick ME
    United States of America

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the American Musicological Society (AMS) by using the links below.


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