International Travel Grants

2017 SMT Annual Meeting

Non-U.S. and non-Canadian citizens who reside outside the United States and Canada are invited to apply for International Travel Grants. Theorists at all stages of their careers, including graduate students, are encouraged to apply. It is possible to be a repeat recipient as well (though new applicants will be given priority). For a list of past International Travel Grant winners since 2002, see the Past Recipients of SMT Travel Grants page. The Committee on Diversity administers the International Travel grant program for theorists attending the SMT Annual Meeting.

Travel Grant Application Form

  • To apply for a travel grant, please fill out the online Travel Grant application form. You must log in first in order to fill out this form.
  • If you are not yet a SMT member, or if you are having trouble with the online form, you may instead download this Travel Grant form, then either fill it out or print it out and scan it, and then email the completed form to Victoria Long.
  • The attachments requested should be in a standard file format, such as a Microsoft Word .doc file or a .pdf.
  • Complete application materials must be received by August 1, 2017, 5pm EST.
  • For comments and inquiries, please email Daniel Jenkins.

Information regarding International Travel Grants

General: A statement of research interests within the field of music theory and financial need (in the case of students, junior faculty, and non-affiliated scholars) will be used to evaluate the applications. Preference will be given to students and junior scholars (in that order). A junior scholar is defined as a scholar who received a Ph.D. less than seven calendar years ago or (in the case of a scholar who does not hold a Ph.D.) is under the age of 40.

Senior scholars: At least one grant is guaranteed in support of senior scholars presenting at the Annual Meeting. A brief description of the scholar’s contribution to the meeting, a statement of research interests in relation to the field of music theory, and a statement of anticipated expenses and financial support will be used to evaluate the applications.

Information required on the application forms

Applicants are asked to provide the following information whether submitting a grant application online or via PDF:

  • name, address, telephone, e-mail, and institutional affiliation, if any;
  • anticipated expenses for travel to and lodging during the conference (demonstrating responsible approaches to minimizing costs); also, indicate whether your institution has funds to support your travel expenses to the conference, and if so, the results of your application for those funds;
  • purpose for attending the conference, and (for senior scholars) brief description of contribution to the Annual Meeting;
  • a clear statement of research interests and their relation both to conference participation and the field of music theory in general; and
  • a short curriculum vitae (no longer than two pages).
  • Students must also submit a letter of support from one of their major professors. The professor should email the letter of support directly to Victoria Long at vlong@uchicago.edu with the following in the message line: “recommendation for international travel grant”