Grants

The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music offers modest funding for faculty, staff and student projects, research and development activities related to new and experimental music written since 1945 and technology which supports the same. All full-time graduate and undergraduate music majors currently enrolled in the College of Musical Arts, full-time and part-time faculty members are encouraged to apply for project funding. Projects must take place within one year of application.  

MACCM funds have been designated to encourage a wide variety of activities in contemporary music and new technology. These can include:
   1. Participation in workshops, conferences, meetings
   2. Development of research or teaching tools
   3. Guest lecturers, performers, composers, commissions
   4. Off-campus or special performances of contemporary music
   5. Sponsorship of workshops, clinics
   6. Short-term research projects, including project assistance

Funding will not be provided for:
   1. Equipment, supplies, materials or assistance normally obtained through University, College or Department budgets
   2. Ongoing student employment
   3. Faculty salaries or release time
   4. Activities that have already taken place
   5. Projects already receiving significant funding from the Center.
   6. Travel for competitions

Faculty and staff may apply in more than one category and may apply for additional grants in the spring semester as funds permit.

Categories & Suggested Amounts
Faculty/Staff:
Individuals may apply in more than one category and may apply for additional grants in the spring semester as funds permit.
-Research projects – up to $400
-Developmental activities – up to $400
-Travel – up to $500 (National) or $600 (International)
-Emergency requests – up to $250 (these can be applied for at any time, even outside regular grant cycles if necessary)
-Lecturers, guest artists, consultants – up to $400

Students:
Individuals may apply in more than one category and may apply for additional grants in the spring semester as funds permit.
-Research projects – up to $250
-Developmental activities – up to $250
-Travel – up to $300 (National) or $400 (International)
-Emergency requests – up to $150
-Lecturers, guest artists, consultants – up to $200

Applicants should attempt to secure support from all available Departmental, College, University and outside sources. All University limitations on food, lodging and travel apply. Established ensembles may request permission to submit one application for a group project.

Review Process and Timetable (REVISED AUGUST 2021 - PLEASE READ!)
2021-22 deadlines will be SEPTEMBER 21, NOVEMBER 16, FEBRUARY 15 and, if funds are available, APRIL 5.

NEW FOR 2021: physical copies of the grant application are NO LONGER REQUIRED. Fill out the new form at the bottom of the page and submit electronically. Supplementary materials and recommendation letters should be sent separately to the Director.

Emergency grants can be awarded to meet urgent or unexpected needs and requests for such grants may be submitted at any time. However, the urgency of the request must be clearly demonstrated. Applicants are encouraged to discuss projects and submit draft proposals prior to the application deadline. Students must have their proposals reviewed and signed by Kurt Doles prior to submission. To guarantee sufficient review time, student proposals should be submitted to the director at least one week before the deadline.

The committee will convene as soon as possible after the deadlines to review applications. Emergency requests will be reviewed as quickly as possible. To receive reimbursement, all projects should be completed according to the applicant’s proposed timetable. Applicants must also submit a final report within one semester of project completion. Applicants will be responsible for filling out all relevant reimbursement paperwork before submitting it to the MACCM office (for student awards) or the main office (for faculty awards) for approval.

The following credit must appear on any printed and published materials:
This (project/presentation/performance) was funded in part by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at the College of Musical Arts of Bowling Green State University.


Application Form in PDF format is available here, in case you want a worksheet. Unfortunately, you cannot save your progress in the form below, so using the PDF as your draft is strongly encouraged.

Faculty/Student general application form PDF

STUDENTS: REMEMBER THAT A RECOMMENDATION LETTER FROM A FACULTY MEMBER IS REQUIRED; FACULTY CAN SUBMIT THIS AS A SIMPLE EMAIL TO THE DIRECTOR.

MACCM GRANT FORM FOR FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Budget
Project Expenses
Project Income