FML Fellowship

We are honored to announce a new fellowship that has been created for the purpose of encouraging research and study utilizing the extensive resources and on-site collections of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Music Department.  

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three fellowships of up to $1,000.00 may be awarded per year. Applications are currently being accepted for 2020.

Mail your application to:

Friends of the Music Library 

c/o Mariana Whitmer 

838 N. Lincoln Ave. 

Pittsburgh  PA  15233

Or email to:


The Fellowship is open to anyone conducting research in a music-related topic.  Students, educators, and musicians are especially encouraged to apply. The research topic should be suitable to the collection(s) available at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Main Branch (4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA). 

To apply for a fellowship submit a 500-word essay that includes the following:

  • A short description of your research topic.

  • A list of resources/collections you will be using at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Music Department.

  • A brief statement indicating how you will be using the funding. (Funds may be used for, but are not limited to travel, living expenses, and other expenses related to conducting research). 

  • How the research may benefit others (academically, for the public, etc.).


Include a resume or CV, highlighting your music background.

​Be sure to include your contact information. 

A written report on the research the funds supported will be required six months after receipt of award.  Recipients are also encouraged to present their findings via lecture or suitable presentation to the Friends of the Music Library, staff, and general public at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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