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Grants & Awards

The RMA offers a number of awards for musical scholarship, as well as conference affiliation (including financial assistance), and small grants for research students and scholars with no access to institutional support. Although awards and affiliation are available to all, grants are only available to RMA members.

Awards for Scholarship

The Dent Medal is awarded annually to recipients selected for their outstanding contribution to musicology. The Jerome Roche Prize is awarded annually for a distinguished article by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career. Honorary Membership of the Association is awarded in recognition of substantial and long-standing contributions to musical scholarship.

The RMA also awards the Tippett Medal for composition annually.

In addition, in association with Cambridge University Press, the Royal Musical Association offers two book prizes annually, one for a monograph and one for an Edited Collection.


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Small Research Grants are available to student members of the RMA and member scholars with no access to institutional support.

Conference affiliation provides an opportunity for conference and study day organisers to benefit from advertising, advice and support from the RMA. Financial support is also available.