Music Analysis

Cover image for Vol. 33 Issue 2

Edited By: William Drabkin

Online ISSN: 1468-2249

Awarding Grants

Procedure for the Award of Grants from the Music Analysis Development Fund

Grants to Individuals

The Editorial Board of the journal Music Analysis makes grants from its Development Fund in the form of support for travel and subsistence to UK-based students and scholars working in the discipline of music analysis to attend conferences abroad, to consult library and archival resources or to pursue other comparable research activities. Individual grants will not normally exceed £500.

The Board will also consider requests from individuals for forms of support other than those detailed above. Such requests might concern, for instance, the acquisition of microfilms or photocopies of sources, or assistance with the preparation of material for publication.

Criteria governing the award of such grants are:
(i) the academic strength of the planned research and its relevance to the study of music analysis;
(ii) the financial need. Applicants should therefore give a brief (c.300-word) account of the research to be undertaken and/or research material to be obtained, explaining its relevance to music analysis; additionally, they should give details of any other applications for support that have been made, or should explain why funding is not available from other sources. A draft budget should be provided on application. Student applications should be supported by a supervisor's reference.

The Board does not fund sabbatical leave or research assistants.


Grants to Support Conferences and Other Meetings

In addition to offering grants to individuals, the Board supports UK academic conferences, seminars and meetings concerned wholly or in part with the discipline of music analysis. Support is offered in three forms:
(i) a guarantee against loss;
(ii) a grant to assist with the travel and subsistence of a senior scholar from overseas;
(iii) a grant to support the attendance of students delivering papers on a music-analytical subject, or of students registered on courses including a substantial component of analysis. The Board will not normally entertain applications for more than one of these forms of support for a single conference or event.

Applications should be supported by a draft programme or a brief (c.300-word) account of the conference or event; additionally, they should give details of any other applications for support that have been made, or should explain why funding is not available from other sources.


Application Procedures

Individuals who apply must be members of the Society for Music Analysis at the time of application. Applications, either in writing or by email, should be sent to Dr David Bretherton (; email size limit = 5MB), SMA Treasurer & Administrator, Department of Music, School of Humanities, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ. Applications will be considered and awards made by a subcommittee of the Editorial Board. There are no application deadlines; each application will be considered on receipt. Applicants may normally expect a decision within one month of their application. Successful applicants may not normally apply for a further award for a period of two years, and those attending overseas conferences will be expected to submit a conference report (to be published on the Society for Music Analysis Website and in the Society for Music Analysis Newsletter) as part of the terms and conditions of the award.