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OPM 2.00 - Provost Doctoral Graduate Award Funds

Effective: Fall 2018

The School of Music receives $1500 from the Provost's office for every doctorate graduate (DMA and PhD) we produce. When the School receive the funds they are allocated within the School thusly:

  • $1000 directly to the area/studio budget of the doctoral graduate: Brass, Strings, Woodwind, Percussion, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Voice, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Orchestral Conducting, Composition
  • $125 directly to the budget of the Music History Area (previously $250)
  • $125 directly to the budget of the Music Theory Area (previously $250)
  • $250 directly to a fund held in the Dean's Office calls SoM DOCTORAL FUNDS ACCOUNT (new)

The School of Music Doctoral Funds Account is a pool of dollars awarded annually to grant proposals to support activities of graduate students through two eligibility pathways:

  1. Doctoral Students in the School of Music who are enrolled in at least one credit and are in good standing in their degree during the semester of application are eligible to apply for travel funds to present sessions or performances at upcoming meetings, festivals, conferences, conventions, etc...(limit $750 per request maximum; lifetime limit of 2 successful awards per student).


  2. Tenured or tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply for expenses to host guest artists for the purpose of enhancing graduate student education in the School up to $750 per artist (annual limit of 1 successful award per faculty member).

These grants are awarded by the Dean once each semester, with submission deadlines from eligible faculty and students of September 1 and March 1 and will come in the form of reimbursements - doctoral student travel expenses must be incurred by travelers and then reimbursed by the ACCOUNT; faculty guest artist expense grants will be expended from School 'A' funds and then reimbursed internally from the ACCOUNT. Applicants must submit proposals by the September 1 deadline for eligible expenses for reimbursement from the ACCOUNT covering proposed activities that occur between October 1 and March 31 of that academic year. Proposals seeking funding for activities between April 1 and September 30 of a given calendar year must be submitted by the March 1 deadline.

Proposals must include:

  • Name, email, phone #, address
  • Status (faculty or doctoral student, with a letter of faculty endorsement of the project)
  • Name of project
  • Purposes for funding, limit to one page narrative
  • Proof of acceptance or recognition by the appropriate professional meeting, festival, conference, convention, etc.
  • Budget, including any additional revenue besides the DOCTORAL FUND ACCOUNT reimbursement you are requesting that you expect to attract to your project to make your budget whole.

Funds will be expended at the discretion of the Dean as they accrue in the ACCOUNT.

Guest Artist Payment and Travel Request Form

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