The Dissertation-Year Fellowship in Music Theory is awarded each year to an outstanding student by the School of Music. The award is based on the recommendation of the music theory faculty. It provides a stipend of $12,000 for one academic year. To be eligible, a student must have been admitted to candidacy (i.e., passed the oral exams) by April 1, and have a minimum 3.75 GPA. Those holding the dissertation-year fellowship must be able to devote full-time to the fellowship (i.e., they may not have the fellowship and a teaching position).
To apply for the dissertation-year fellowship, send a note of interest to the department chair via email, including the dissertation title and the names of the research committee members.