The Foundation will consider proposals from scholars working in examining and interpreting Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Sound Studies from a critical point of view in any genre, place, language, time period, or format (manuscript, print, digital, or audio), including philological, historical, theoretical, cultural, and comparative perspectives.
Ethnomusicology or Comparative Musicology
Systematic Musicology, including the fields of
Music Philosophy, Music Psychology, Cognitive Music Psychology including Neuroscience, Robotics and AI.
Music history or historical musicology, history of the notated music
Musical biography or Biographical studies of composers
Study of Performance Practice
Music theory and Music analysis
Sociological studies focusing on the function of music in society as well as its meaning for individuals and society as a whole
Organology and the evolution of musical instruments, including listening and recording technologies
Sonic environments and ecologies
These fellowships do not support creative work (see fellowship opportunity in Music For Performance), or scholarship primarily focused on Drama (see fellowship opportunity in Theater Studies). This fellowship does not support music education programs.
In accordance with the fellowship program's overall goal of supporting early mid-career artists and scholars, applicants should have a promising record of scholarly accomplishment that includes one major project. Note that the fellowship funds are intended mainly to support time for scholarly work; they do not underwrite publication, advertising, or promotional costs.