E. Thayer Gaston Research Competition

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 21

Awarded By

American Music Therapy Association

Award Amount

$500 annually, non-renewable. The winning paper will also be reviewed for possible publication in the "Journal of Music Therapy".


One award offered annually. Please note: For a jointly-authored paper, the prize will be split.

Additional Information

Judging will be done on the basis of originality, organization, clarity of writing, relevance of content to the music therapy profession, literature documentation and adherence to the APA style. In the event that the criteria is not met or the judges feel that no paper is worthy, the award will not be presented. Judging will be done by a clinician, an academician, and a non-music therapist in a related field.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) website. Applications must be saved as Microsoft Word documents, and the file name must be the student's first and la ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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