Call for Applications 2021: Kevin Freeman Travel Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the Kevin Freeman Travel Grant.

The Kevin Freeman Travel Grant is intended to support travel and hotel expenses to attend the Music Library Association annual meeting. Grant(s) include the conference registration fee and a cash award, subject to approval of the current year’s budget by the MLA Board. For more information about the award, please visit the Kevin Freeman Travel Grant page on the MLA website:

To apply, you must:
• Be a regular, paraprofessional, or student member of the Music Library Association,

AND either be:

• in the first three years of your career,
• a graduate library school student aspiring to become a music librarian, or
• a recent graduate (within one year of degree) of a graduate program in librarianship who is seeking a professional position as a music librarian.

Previous applicants who still qualify are welcome to reapply.

At least one grant will be awarded to a first-time attendee, if applicable.

At least one grant will be awarded to an individual from an underrepresented minority group, if applicable.

Recipients of the Diversity Scholarship Award are strongly encouraged to apply for the Kevin Freeman Travel Grant.

Please submit an application at by the end of the day on Sunday, September 26, 2021. A current résumé or CV and two letters of support (e-mailed by recommenders directly) should also be sent to Chris Durman, Chair of the Music Library Association Conference Travel Grants Committee, at cdurman at utk. edu, by the deadline. Acceptable file formats include PDF, Word, or plain e-mail text. Please ask recommenders to include “Kevin Freeman Travel Grant” in the subject of the message.

Grant recipients will be notified in early November and publicly announced at the MLA 2021 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you have any questions about the award, please contact Chris Durman.