International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Application to ICTM Young Scholars Fund

The Young Scholars Fund has been established by the International Council for Traditional Music to promote the involvement of young scholars in its activities, including World Conferences, Symposia, Colloquia, and Fora.

Applications can be submitted at any time, but if for a scheduled event, they should be received by the Secretariat five months before the beginning of the event. Funds cannot be used to support all the participants of an organized panel. Anyone receiving assistance will be expected to attend the entire event and to take advantage of economical on-campus accommodation, if available, and any other means to lessen costs.

Enter your academic institution (including name of department, school, faculty, and/or university). Leave empty if you are an independent scholar. Please do not place your postal address here.
Please choose "Yes" only if you are applying for funding to attend a Study Group symposium that has been granted funds by the 2020 Study Group Allowance.
Application to ICTM Young Scholars Fund
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Application to ICTM Young Scholars Fund via the 2020 Study Group Allowance

Terms and conditions

  1. General eligibility. Only Study Group symposia held in non-World Conference years (e.g., 2020, 2022, 2024) are eligible for funding.
  2. Regional priority. Only symposia held in underrepresented regions and countries shall be eligible for funding. Underrepresented regions and countries include but are not limited to Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, South America, and South Asia.
  3. Affiliation. Only symposia of fully affiliated Study Groups are eligible for potential support.
  4. Collaboration. Study Group Chairs and Programme Chairs of qualifying symposia must be involved in the process of funding. The Study Group Chair initiates the application, and the symposium’s Programme Chair partners with the Secretariat and the appropriate Executive Board Committee when evaluating individual applications.
  5. Membership. Only ICTM members in good standing with accepted presentations to a qualifying symposium are eligible for funding. Presenters who are either not members or members with less than 1 year of membership are, however, eligible to apply to have their membership supported by the Secretariat for the year of the symposium.
  6. Previous funding. Applicants funded by the Secretariat in the two years prior to the symposium are not eligible to apply.
The title of your proposal, as accepted by the symposium's Programme Committee.
Please upload the acceptance letter from the Programme Committee that proofs your proposal was accepted to the symposium.
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Describe the reasons why you are applying to the Young Scholars Fund via the 2020 Study Group Allowance.
Describe your past involvement with ICTM, including how long you have been a member, your participation in scholarly events, any articles you might have published in the Yearbook for Traditional Music, etc.
Please select all the types of expenses for which you would need support.

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