Music/Sound Recording Subvention

Associate Dean for Research
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Open to full-time School of Music tenure-track or tenured faculty. Instructional track faculty may apply only if research, scholarship, and/or creative activity in music composition and performance is assigned as one of their primary job responsibilities.

Applications are reviewed twice per year. Applications are due to your DEO on October 1 and March 3. The School of Music DEO must submit prioritized applications to CLAS by October 8 and March 10.

Policy Purpose and Description

Recognizing that the cost of sound recordings sometimes falls at least partially on the shoulders of the scholar, the Office of the Vice President for Research provides funding to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for subventions. These funds are prioritized for items essential to the production of the recording such as hall rental, engineering and mastering, obligatory distribution costs, and permissions/royalties. Generally, the maximum award will be $7,500 for a single project regardless of how many faculty are involved.


Subvention: The provision of assistance of financial support.


Submission to the College

The College requires that the faculty member submit a Workflow application form.  The School of Music DEO must approve the application via Workflow and route to the Dean’s Office.

Proposals will be prioritized according to the following criteria:

  • The project’s originality and potential contribution to the field.
  • How the project supports the core creative work of the applicant and contributes to the applicant’s career development (i.e. visibility and stature in the field).



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Associate Dean for Research