International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

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.

Young scholars are not limited to those of a certain age range, but are individuals at the beginning of their academic careers. They may be students currently enrolled in university studies or recent graduates. Preference will be given to scholars for whom other sources of funding are not available.

If applying for funds to attend a World Conference, Symposium, Colloquium, or Forum, proof must be given of the applicant’s presentation being accepted.

Applicants should write to the Secretariat stating their eligibility, their wish to be considered for the award, and outlining the activities they wish to be supported and the expected costs.

Applications can be submitted at any time, but if for a scheduled event, they should be received by the Secretariat five months before 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.

Those applications which do not follow the above procedure and/or miss the deadline will be ineligible for support.