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Society for American Music Establishes New Fellowship in Honor of Anne Dhu McLucas

Thursday, September 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jesse A. Fivecoate
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The Society for American Music is pleased to announce the establishment of a new fellowship for graduate students in honor of the late Anne Dhu McLucas. McLucas 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' 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 Nations music. The fellowship is open to students currently enrolled in a graduate program in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Folklore, Anthropology, or other relevant discipline. The fellowship may support research expenses, including but not limited to travel, lodging, media resources, and duplication expenses. The maximum award is $1,000.00.

Interested applicants should submit: a one-page letter of application with contact information; a narrative of three-to-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). Application materials should be submitted electronically to Paul F. Wells (, Chair of the McLucas Fellowship Committee. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2016.

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.

For more information about the fellowship visit the SAM website at



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