The SMI awards annually a number of small grants to its members of up to €400 in support of musicological research to assist postgraduate research students, non-affiliated scholars, or academics without recourse to institutional funds. Financial assistance (max €200-) for presentations at conferences outside Ireland may also be considered. To qualify for consideration applicants must be in good standing with the Society and have been a member for a minimum of six months at the point of application. Grants are payable on production of receipts as detailed below.
Applications should made electronically and include:
a short CV
a brief description of the proposed research and its intended purpose
a proposed budget
(if applicable) an account of awards received or applied for in connection with the project
a copy of a short letter of support from a supervisor or appropriate academic
Applications are considered on an on-going basis and details of awards publicised on the SMI website.
Recipients are expected to:
acknowledge, when publishing, the assistance of the SMI
submit a short report on the work undertaken to the SMI Grants Committee Chair within 12 months of the allocation of the award
Recipients are encouraged to present their findings at an SMI Conference.
Payment process: To comply with Irish Revenue charitable status requirements recipients must submit all relevant receipts to the Hon. Treasurer before the payment of the full grant can be made.
Applications (and any queries regarding SMI grants) should be made by email to:
Dr. Denise Neary
Chair, SMI Grants Committee
Royal Irish Academy of Music
36-38 Westland Row