NABMSA announces the creation of the Byron Adams Student Travel Grants. The prize is named in honor of the scholar, author, and composer Byron Adams, who, in addition to his broad-based and groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of music in Britain since the late nineteenth century, has long been a mentor to numerous members of NABMSA and the musicological profession as a whole.
The purpose of the Byron Adams Student Travel Grants is to make NABMSA’s biennial conference accessible to as many students as possible. NABMSA is currently raising funds to endow the grants. When the endowment reaches $10,000, NABMSA will award grants to one or more doctoral-level students who deliver papers at its next conference. The grants, which will not exceed $500 per individual and $1,500 per conference cycle, will offset travel, lodging, and registration expenses. Grants will be awarded on the basis of financial need, the quality of the student’s paper abstract, and the strength of the recommendation letter received from a faculty advisor.