The Arthur Flagler Fultz Award is now $15,000
Save paper and mailing costs: Applications will be accepted via electronic submission!
All applications must be emailed to the AMTA National Office and received by 5:00 pm EST on May 6, 2016 to be considered eligible.
Submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org using the electronic application form:
Guidelines and Procedures can be read at the beginning of the online application form.
Instructions: All applications must be typed and submitted electronically using fultz application form (MSWord document). Please provide information for all fields. Applications will be accepted electronically only. Submissions are accepted in MSWord format only. Please download/save this form to your computer, then save it as a new file, using the Member number of the principal investigator and the word "Fultz.". Example: If principal investigator is John Smith and John’s Member number is M11111, the filename should be M11111fultz.doc. If you do not know your member number, check your member card or feel free to contact the AMTA national office.
Follow the application instruction exactly. Include all required forms and information in the order listed. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
To enter required information in the Word document, click on the gray boxes below and type in your text. Don’t forget to save your work!
The initial committee review of all applications will be a blind review process. References to individuals or organizations involved in the research project should appear only in the APPLICANT INFORMATION SECTION. The remainder of the proposal, the BLIND REVIEW SECTION, must be submitted without reference to individuals or organizations involved in the research project.
Electronically submit applications to: email@example.com.
Applications must be received by 5:00 pm EST on May 6, 2016.
*** For a Fultz grant submission to be considered eligible and complete, the submitter must receive a confirmation from AMTA indicating that the application was received. If you do not receive a confirmation, the application will not be considered a complete submission. Fultz receipt confirmations are sent within 48 hours (business days) of submission.***
Previous Fultz Research Fund Award Recipients:
Amy Smith, MA, MT-BC, CCLS
"The Effects of Live Contingent Singing on Preterm Neonates with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia."
Anthony Meadows, PhD, LPC, MT-BC
"Examining the efficacy of improvisation in clinical music therapy practice: A qualitative research synthesis."
Alan Turry, DA, MT-BC, LCAT, MT-BC
"Music Therapy/Upper Limb Therapy - Integrated (MULTI I) Group Intervention to Enhance Well-Being and Functional Recovery Post Stroke."
Beth A. Clark, MM, MTA, MT-BC
"Music Therapy as a Pain Modifying Intervention in Children with Life-Limiting Neurological Impairments and Metabolic Disorders."
A. Blythe LaGasse, PhD, MT-BC
"The Effect of Music Therapy Groups on the Social Skills of Children with Autism."
Michael Silverman, PhD, MT-BC
University of Minnesota
"The Effect of Family-Based Education Music Therapy on Depression, Satisfaction with Life, and Service Utilization: A Randomized Effectiveness Study with Three Month Follow-up."
Debra Burns, PhD, MT-BC &
Anthony Meadows, PhD, LPC, MT-BC
University of Indiana & IU Simon Cancer Center
"Listening and locating: Understanding the benefits of music imagery experiences during chemotherapy infusion."
Abbey Dvorak, MA, MT-BC
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
"Music Therapy Support Groups for Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer and their Families"
Xueli Tan, MM, MT-BC
Cleveland Music School Settlement
"Effect of Patient-Preferred Music, Relaxation Music, and Standard Care Environment on Patients in Intensive Care Units."
Christine Tuden Neugebauer, MS, LPC, MT-BC
Shriners Hospital for Children - Galveston
"Physical, Developmental, and Behavioral Outcomes of a Group Music and Exercise Program for Young Children with Severe Burns."
Bryan Hunter, PhD, MT-BC
"Music Therapy as an Adjunctive Treatment in the Management of Stress for
Patients Being Weaned from Mechanical Ventilation."
Two Winners in 2003
Suzanne Hanser, EdD, MT-BC
Berklee College of Music
"Music Therapy with Individuals with Dementia and Caregivers."
Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, MAMT, MT-BC
Shriners Hospital for Children - Boston
"The Effects of Music Therapy on Pediatric Pain and Anxiety."
Anne Lipe, PhD, MME, MT-BC
"Construct Validation of Two Music-Based Assessments for People with Dementia."
Michael E. Clark, MME, MT-BC
Tennessee Technological University
"Effectiveness of music therapy in ameliorating symptoms associated with radiation therapy."
Janice W. Stouffer, MT-BC
Penn State University - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
"A comparison of music to music with mother's voice on physiological responses, level of sedation and requirements for drug therapy for critically ill infants and children."