The music theory faculty encourages students to become active in the field by attending and presenting papers at regional and national conferences. The following sources of funding are available to support graduate students who are presenting papers at conferences. Students are encouraged to apply for funds, up to the amount needed, from each of these sources.
Graduate and Professional Student Government Travel Award
The GPSG Travel Award is a competitive award of $500 for graduate and professional students at Indiana University Bloomington.
Jacobs School STC Awards
The Jacobs School of Music Student Travel Committee provides awards for students making conference presentations. The Jacobs STC Application Guidelines can be found by following the link. Awards do not exceed $300; in most cases only a portion of travel expenses can be covered. You will receive your reimbursement after the event.
Music Theory Fund
The Music Theory Fund helps to support the professional activities of the department, including support for students presenting research at conferences. Awards are limited to $250 for conferences within driving distance and $500 if airfare is required, but may be lower depending on the availability of funds and the number of applications received. A student is eligible to receive one award per academic year.
You should apply before the date of the conference if at all possible. To be eligible, you must first have applied for funding to other sources listed above. The total funding received from all sources may not exceed the actual costs.
To apply, send an email to mustheor [at] indiana [dot] edu with the following information:
- Student name
- Name, location, and dates of conference
- Actual dates of travel
- Title of paper to be presented
- An estimated budget (mileage or airfare, lodging, and conference registration may be included; meals are not covered)
- A list of other sources of support applied for or received
Requests are considered throughout the year, but should be submitted as early as possible to ensure full consideration for the available funds.