Anne Dhu McLucas Fellowship

Ann Dhu McLucas
Anne Dhu McLucas

This fellowship recognizes Anne Dhu McLucas's contributions to American music studies and her selfless service to the Society, including her tenure as President. She was a brilliant polymath with wide-ranging interests in all things musical, a wonderful teacher, a gifted and supportive mentor, and a path-breaking scholar. The fellowship honors Prof. McLucas's primary areas of scholarly interest by providing support to a graduate student conducting research (archival or fieldwork) on traditional music (music in the oral tradition) or Native American/First Nation music. The Fellowship may support research expenses, including but not limited to travel expenses, lodging, media resources, and duplication expenses. The maximum award is $1,000.

A one-page budget and final report are to be submitted by the recipient to the Executive Director of the Society no more than one year after the award is presented.

Application Information

The Society for American Music seeks to award fellowships to support a broad spectrum of research conducted by society members. Projects that have already received SAM fellowship support (Block, Cone Graziano, McCulloh, Thomson, Tick) are not eligible to receive the McLucas Fellowship.

Please submit the following by November 1, 2016 via email to Paul Wells.

    1. A one-page letter of application with contact information, a narrative of no more than five pages (double-spaced) that describes the scope of the project and the need for funding, a current CV, a one-page budget for the project, and one letter of reference from a scholar who is familiar with your work (the letter should be sent separately by your recommender to the committee chair).
    2. The fellowship is open to graduate students pursuing research (archival or fieldwork) on traditional music (music in the oral tradition) or Native American/First Nation music.
    3. No more than one award will be offered annually. The maximum award is $1,000.
    4. A one-page budget and final report are to be submitted by the recipient to the Executive Director of the Society no more than one year after the award is presented.

Fellowship Committee

Paul Wells (2016-2018, chair), Jessica Bissett Perea (2016-2019), Loren Kajikawa (2016-2017)