Awards / Grants

JAMIS Publication Grant

The American Musical Instrument Society offers an annual grant of up to $1000 to help defray the costs of preparing an article appropriate for publication in the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society.

The application shall include a cv, a project proposal (500 words), and an explanation of how the funds would be used; if the applicant is a student, a letter of recommendation from his or her adviser must be included. The grant might be used for travel expenses, obtaining materials, supplies or equipment necessary to the project, or editorial costs such as translation or reproduction rights.


  • Applicants must be members of the American Musical Instrument Society.

  • No one may hold the grant more than twice. 

  • The Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society shall have the right of first refusal for the resulting article, which must be submitted to the Journal within two years of receipt of the grant.

  • The Editorial Board of the Journal reserves the right to make no award in a given year, should there be no proposal of appropriate quality.

The Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society is published annually by the American Musical Instrument Society, Inc. (AMIS), an international organization founded in 1971 to promote the study of the history, design, and use of musical instruments of all cultures and from all periods. The Journalwelcomes articles representing original research on the construction, history, sociology, and conservation of instruments, and on questions of performance practice relating to particular instruments. For further information, see the “Guidelines for Contributors: A Summary,” also available in the current issue of The Journal.

The application deadline each year is March 15, for a grant to be awarded at the following annual meeting (in May or June). Applications should be addressed to the editor of The Journal, listed below. 

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2020 Recipient

Ágústsson and Kjartan Óskarsson

The 2020 AMIS publication grant was awarded to Jóhannes
Ágústsson and Kjartan Óskarsson to support travel to Dresden to study the estate inventory of Johann Müller (ca. 1664–1735), an oboist and maker of woodwind and brasswind instruments.

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