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Grants and Awards

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Awards for Scholarship

The Dent Medal

The Jerome Roche Prize

Honorary Membership

Financial Grants

The Frank Howes Memorial Fund

Small Research Grants

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Conference Affiliation

RMA Awards Commitee

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Small Research Grants

Research grants of up to £250 each are available annually for student members of the RMA (or members of RMA student groups) and member scholars with no access to institutional support. Typical expenses might include microfilm and photocopying costs, travel, and accommodation expenses for research away from home, attendance at composition or performance master classes, or for giving papers and presentations at conferences.

Louise Dyer Award

Students working on British music should note that small research grants are also available from Musica Britannica's Louise Dyer fund.  Applications are sought by means of circulars to heads of departments sent annually during the autumn term. Awards are announced in January.

Recipients in 2016

The Goldsborough Research Grant has been awarded to Peter Atkinson (PhD student, University of Birmingham) in support of the delivery of a paper to the 7th biennial conference of the North American British Music Studies Association, Syracuse, August 2016.

The Fellowes Research Grant has been awarded to Núria Bonet (PhD student, University of Plymouth) in support of the delivery of a paper to the 2nd International Conference on New Music Concepts, Treviso, March 2016.

The Howes Research Grant has been awarded to Elizabeth C. Ford (PhD graduand, University of Glasgow) in support of a research project concerning the transverse flute in Scotland prior to 1725.

The Oldman Research Grant has been awarded to Dr Kirstie Hewlett (independent scholar) in support of a research trip to Vienna concerning the significance of radio during its formative years for musicians in Austria and Germany.

A Thurston Dart Research Grant has been awarded to Stephanie Jones (PhD student, University of Leeds) in support of attendance at the International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, August 2016.

A Thurston Dart Research Grant has been awarded to Hyun Joo Kim (independent scholar) in support of the delivery of a paper to the 52nd Royal Musical Association annual plenary conference in London, September 2016.

A Thurston Dart Research Grant has been awarded to Simone Laghi (PhD student, University of Cardiff) in support of the delivery of a paper to the Conducting Studies Conference, 2016, St Anne’s College, Oxford.

A Thurston Dart Research Grant has been awarded to Yvonne Liao (PhD student, King’s College, London) in support of archival research in Shanghai concerning the contentious nature of musical sound in the city in the 1930s and 1940s.

A Thurston Dart Research Grant has been awarded to Emily MacGregor (D.Phil student, University of Oxford) in support of the delivery of a paper to the annual conference of the Society for American Music, Boston, March 2016.

A Thurston Dart Research Grant has been awarded to Anyssa Neumann (PhD student, King’s College, London) in support of the delivery of a paper to the 106th Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS), New Orleans, April 2016.

A Thurston Dart Research Grant has been awarded to Andrew Pace (PhD graduand, University of Manchester) to support the delivery of a paper to the British Forum for Ethnomusicology and the Royal Musical Association annual postgraduate conference, Bangor University, January 2016.

A Thurston Dart Research Grant has been awarded to Ditlev Rindom (PhD student, University of Cambridge) in support of a research trip to the state archives in Milan concerning the 1906 Milan Exposition.

A Thurston Dart Research Grant has been awarded to James Taylor (PhD student, University of Bristol) in support of a research trip to state archives in Moscow concerning early Soviet musical culture.


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