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Awards / Grants

JAMIS Publication Grant

The American Musical Instrument Society offers an annual grant of up to $1000 to help defray the costs of preparing an article appropriate for publication in the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society.

The application shall include a cv, a project proposal (500 words), and an explanation of how the funds would be used; if the applicant is a student, a letter of recommendation from his or her adviser must be included. The grant might be used for travel expenses, obtaining materials, supplies or equipment necessary to the project, or editorial costs such as translation or reproduction rights.


  • Applicants must be members of the American Musical Instrument Society.

  • No one may hold the grant more than twice. 

  • The Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society shall have the right of first refusal for the resulting article, which must be submitted to the Journal within two years of receipt of the grant.

  • The Editorial Board of the Journal reserves the right to make no award in a given year, should there be no proposal of appropriate quality.

The Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society is published annually by the American Musical Instrument Society, Inc. (AMIS), an international organization founded in 1971 to promote the study of the history, design, and use of musical instruments of all cultures and from all periods. The Journal welcomes articles representing original research on the construction, history, sociology, and conservation of instruments, and on questions of performance practice relating to particular instruments. For further information, see the “Guidelines for Contributors: A Summary,” also available in the current issue of The Journal.

The application deadline each year is March 15, for a grant to be awarded at the following annual meeting (in May or June). Applications should be addressed to the editor of The Journal, listed below. 

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2020 Recipient


Previous Recipients

Receipient Name
Lisa Beebe
for research on contemporary innovations for the Đàn Bầu monochord in the Canadian-Vietnamese diaspor
Erasmo Estrado
"An instrument for the concert stage: an investigation into the redesign of the rabeca in Pernambuco."
Jóhannes Ágústsson and Kjartan Óskarsson
for study of the state inventory of Johann Müller (ca. 1664–1735), an oboist and maker of woodwind and brasswind instruments.
Colin Harte
for investigation, study, and performance of the Ghanaian qyil.
Núria Bonet
for an article on mechanized shawms of China and Korea
Maria Da Gloria Venceslau
for an article on the production of musical instruments in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Christina Linsenmeyer
rethinking the idea of musical instrument innovation in Europe 1790-1840, particularly violins in France and England
James Westbrook
the life and work of David (José) Rubio (1934-2000)
Jocelyn Howell
for an article concerning the merger of Boosey & Hawkes in 1930 and its effect on the company
Robert Howe
"Dating the Trieberts’ work by application of high-magnification color photography”
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