The Riemenschneider Bach Institute (RBI) is offering two opportunities for research funding.

1. The Frances Alford Brokaw Grant of $750.00 is awarded annually to an undergraduate student to provide support for research at the RBI on projects relating to Bach or figures in his circle. Undergraduates of any nationality studying at colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply for the grant. Each winner will receive a one-year membership in the American Bach Society in addition to the $750.00 award. Applications should include a statement of interest no more than two pages in length, a CV, and a letter of reference from an established musicologist/music theorist, most often a faculty member at the student's home institution. Grants will be awarded for research to be completed during the calendar year 2020.

To apply, please send your materials by February 15, 2020, to the ABS Vice President at vicepresident -at- References should be sent under separate cover. Awards will be announced in March of 2020.

2. The Martha Goldsworthy Arnold visiting academic research fellowship. The award is for a period of residence, typically from one to four weeks, to use the RBI’s resources for research and writing. The RBI collection includes over 30,000 items and offers broad research opportunities. 

Applications are due 1 October and 1 April each year for research undertaken within one year of each date. Decisions will be made within 4-6 weeks of these deadlines. Applications must include a 1000-2000 word research proposal, a one- to two-page curriculum vitae, a list of the materials at the RBI that will be used for research, a proposed timeline for the visit, and a proposed budget for travel and housing expenses. For applicants without a terminal degree, one letter of reference should also be submitted directly by referee to the e-mail address listed below. All application materials must be in English. Applications should be submitted as a PDF document to bachinst -at-


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