The Thomas Hampson Fund

Supporting Research and Publication on Classic Song

In collaboration with
the American Musicological Society

The Thomas Hampson Fund
Deadline: 15 August 2023

Supporting Research and Publication on Classic Song

The Thomas Hampson Fund was established in 2009 in honor of the OPUS Campaign and by the AMS in recognition of Hampson’s outstanding contributions to the field of music as a performer, teacher, and scholar. The fund is dedicated to fostering editions and scholarship on classic song in all its contexts (including American song, contemporary song, etc.), as well as new and innovative technologies for promoting and understanding classic song via interactive media and the Internet.

Applicants may submit proposals at any stage of their research: proposals from graduate students writing dissertations, independent scholars, and faculty will be considered. Those applying to defray expenses related to publication are encouraged to also apply for an AMS publication subvention for individuals.

The Hampson Fund application should consist of:

1. a prospectus of no more than 1,000 words, explaining the work that has been done thus far and outlining the plan of research (including travel, if relevant)
2. a detailed budget and explanation of the expenses to which the award would be applied. Wherever possible, expenses should be itemized.
3. a curriculum vitae
4. two letters of recommendation (see below for submission instructions)

Applications must be received by 15 August* each year.
Candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision by 15 November.

*Note: Should the deadline fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the following business day.


The Thomas Hampson Endowment was realized in part through a generous gift from the Hampsong Foundation.  Learn more about the endowment by visiting the AMS website.

Recipients of AMS Thomas Hampson Fund


2009 - Present


American Musicological Society

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