Through financial resources provided by donors and members, the SMT is able to make available a number of awards and grants. Click on the name of a grant to learn more.


Outstanding Publication Awards

The SMT Outstanding Publication Awards recognize significant contributions to music theory, analysis, or history of theory. 

Subvention Grants

Subvention grants support scholarly projects that advance the discipline, such as publications, conferences and workshops, and other such projects. 

SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowship

The SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowship, made possible by the SMT-40 campaign, is intended to recognize and foster excellent research in music theory by helping highly qualified Ph.D. students to complete their dissertations.

Annual Meeting Travel Grants

The SMT provides funding to certain eligible groups to travel to the annual meeting, including underrepresented ethnic minority groups, international scholars, independent and under- or unsupported scholars, those who need family care, and those whose attendance at the Annual Meeting incurs extra disability-related expenses.

Grants for Interest Groups and Standing Committees

The Annual Meeting Grants Subcommittee provides funding to interest groups and standing committees for events associated with the Annual Meeting. 

Outside Funding Sources

We also provide a list of other grants and awards that are not sponsored by the SMT, but that might be of interest to SMT members.