This fellowship is funded by an endowment established by Kate’s family and friends and by the Society for American Music (SAM), of which Kate was a founding member and the first Executive Director. It supports a short-term (one or two months) residency at the AAS.
The fellowship supports scholars at all levels (graduate student to senior scholar) engaged in scholarly research and writing on American music or dance, which must be appropriate to research collections at the AAS. It is open to individuals affiliated with academic institutions as well as independent scholars. Awardees who are not currently members of the Society for American Music will also be awarded a one-year membership in SAM.
The fellowship is administered by the American Antiquarian Society; application requirements are given on their website. The first award will be made in 2020; application deadline is January 15 and awards are announced in April.