Outside Grant Announcements

Charosh Fellowship for Independent Scholars (Society for American Music) 

The Paul Charosh Independent Scholar Fellowship is intended to foster research by independent scholars, and to encourage their participation in conferences of the Society for American Music. For purposes of this award, an “independent scholar” is someone who does not teach at an institution of higher learning, or who does so with a non-renewable contract of one year or less. Applicants are not required to hold any particular degree or certification. They may be current SAM members but others, pursuing a scholarly life outside the academy, are also eligible.

The initial award will be in the amount of $1,500. The recipient will be expected to attend and participate in the Society’s 2018 conference in Kansas City. Specific conditions of the participation will be made in consultation with the award committee and the Society’s Board. The awardee’s name and presence, and nature of their participation in the conference, will be noted in the program. Conference registration fees for the awardee will be waived.

Application Information

Applicants will provide a letter of application with contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address) and an overview of your engagement with American music as an independent scholar; a 500-word (maximum) narrative describing your research project; one or two sentences explaining how attending the SAM conference will benefit you and/or your project; a statement of any support that you receive from an employer for research or travel to meetings; and a current CV or resume.

The award is offered once annually. The maximum award is $1,500.

Applications should be emailed to the committee chair, Carolyn Bryant, at cfbryant@juh.edu.

Entry Deadline: November 1, 2017


Mary Zirin Prize in Slavic Studies

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies offers an annual Mary Zirin Prize for independent scholars. Nominations, including self-nominations, are accepted generally beginning in spring until August 31. (Check the AWSS for details.)

Nominations must include:

  • A nomination letter no longer than two double-spaced pages
  • The nominee's current curriculum vitae
  • A sample publication, e.g., article or book chapter.

The nomination letter must describe the scholar's contribution to the field, as well as work in progress.

Nominations should be sent to Marilyn Smith at msmith@fivecolleges.edu, or mailed to Marilyn Schwinn Smith, 14 Allen Street, Amherst, Mass., 01002