Pro Musica Grants
Pro Musica provides Bowling Green State University students enrolled in either:
(1) undergraduate or graduate degree programs in music either in the College of Musical Arts or in the College of Arts and Sciences or
(2) certificate programs in the College of Music with financial support for educational travel.
Each grant application may not exceed:
(1) $350 for travel to destinations up to 1200 miles (one-way) within North America or
(2) $500 for destinations exceeding 1200 miles within North America or for international destinations outside of North America. The distance must be calculated and documented as one-way travel from Bowling Green to the project destination. If a project involves multiple destinations, then the distance from Bowling Green to the first city may be added to subsequent project destinations to calculate the total mileage involved.
Past Grants Awarded
A complete list of past grants awarded is available.
Note: These guidelines are affective as of 7/1/2013.
- Grants are awarded for students to participate/attend creative activities or scholarly endeavors; i.e. competitions, conferences and workshops. These opportunities should be related to the field of study and/or further the student’s professional goal. Pro Musica does not support auditions for other degree programs nor participation in touring ensembles.
- Pro Musica will not provide funds for students to give concerts, master classes, etc. in their home town/country.
- For any academic year, a student may be funded up to a total of $500 for combined awards to domestic and international events. Exceptions may be made in extraordinary circumstances.
- Pro Musica grants will not fund the purchase of equipment, textbooks, materials, supplies or accompanying required for a student’s personal use in completing degree requirements.
- If funds are limited, priority will be given to students making their first grant application within the academic year.
- If funds are limited, priority will be given to students who have not received a grant within one year of the project start date.
- Students will not be eligible for a grant if the event takes place after a student has graduated.
- Students will not be eligible for a grant when travel is used to secure an income-producing job.
- Travel grants only apply to off-campus activities. On campus master classes, conferences, private instruction, etc. are not eligible for travel grants.
- The grant application form must be submitted prior to the event.
- Email your completed application to the grant processor, Linda Szych, at email@example.com. Do not send your application to your faculty advisor. Do not print your application and drop it off in the main office. After your application is received it will be sent to the sponsoring faculty member to look over and approve the project. The faculty sponsor may also add additional comments in support of the student’s project before sending the application back to the Dean’s Office for Pro Musica’s consideration.
- All grant applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday during the week Pro Musica meets to be considered for that meeting. Pro Musica meets the first Thursday of every month, except for June and July.
- In order to have a grant considered each month, grants must be received by 5:00 PM on the first Monday of the month as the executive committee meets the first Thursday of each month (except in June and July). Grants received after this deadline will be considered with other grants submitted in the next month that the executive committee meets.
- You will be notified of the status of your application by email approximately two weeks after the Pro Musica executive committee has met.
- Pro Musica is not obligated to review applications received after an event has taken place. Pro Musica will not pay in this academic year for events that took place in the previous year.
- Please use this reimbursement application.
- Upon completion of a funded project,
- 1. the student seeking reimbursement must submit a written report on the completed project
- 2. receipts of expenses associated with the grant request to the dean of the College of Musical Arts.
- Grant money will not be paid to a student until the report is submitted electronically to the Dean’s Office. A report is a description of what you did and a statement of how you benefited from this experience rather than a “thank you note.” At least one, typed page, a digital photo, with names of those in the photo, where the photo was taken and a copy of the program (where applicable) is required.
- Reimbursement Deadline: Pro Musica grant recipients must submit the required documentation within 30 calendar days following the date of the approved project to be eligible for reimbursement.
- Please note that reimbursement checks are sent to the mailing address indicated on the Pro Musica grant application.