Graduate Funding Information Service

June 17, 2021

Society for American Music – Margery Lowens Dissertation Research Fellowship

Application Deadline: July 1, 2021

  • For DMA and PhD candidates in early stages of dissertation research on American music
  • Award to cover dissertation costs, maximum of $4,000

The Margery Lowens Dissertation Research Fellowship honors Margery Morgan Lowens, a founding member of the Sonneck Society for American Music, who played a pivotal role in its growth through her service, support, commitment, and philanthropy. Margery Lowens served as the society’s first vice-president while her husband, Irving Lowens, also a founder of our society, served as president. The fellowship seeks to address her vision, developed through her career as a scholar and teacher, of supporting student research at the early stages of the Ph.D. dissertation process.

The fellowship may be used to fund research costs (including but not limited to travel expenses, books, and media resources) conducted or purchased between July 15, 2021 and September 30, 2022.

The maximum award amount is $4,000. Applications for smaller amounts are welcome, and the Society may split the award between multiple fellows. The successful applicant/s will also receive one complimentary year of membership in the Society. A one-page budget and final report must be submitted by the recipient to the Executive Director of the Society no more than one year after the award is presented.

Click here for more information, including how to apply.