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The Arthur Flagler Fultz Award is now $20,000

Applications will be accepted by email only received by 11:59 pm EST on June 11 2024 to be considered eligible.

*Deadline Extended until 7/23/2024 - 11:59 pm EST


Submit your application to using the electronic application form:

2024 Fultz Guidelines

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 online profile, your member email, or feel free to contact the AMTA national office. To enter required information in the Word document, click on the gray boxes and type in your text.  Don’t forget to save your work!

Follow the application instruction exactly.  Include all required forms and information in the order listed.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  

The initial committee review of all applications will be a anonymous 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 ANONYMOUS REVIEW SECTION, must be submitted without reference to individuals or organizations involved in the research project.

Electronically submit applications to:
Applications must be received by 11:59 pm EST on June 11, 2024.

*Deadline extended to 11:59 pm on July 23, 2024.

*** 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

Year Presented Awardee Study Title


Helen Shoemark, PhD RMT & Anthony Meadows, FAMI, LPC, MT-BC

"National Outcomes Measurement for Music Therapy (NOM-MT) in Acute Healthcare Settings : Phase I - A Descriptive Analysis of One Year of Music Therapy Services in a Pediatric and Adult Hospital"
2022 Alaine Reschke-Hernandez, PhD, MT-BC & Allison Gibson, PhD, MSW


"Effectiveness of a Collaborative Music Therapy and Social Work Telehealth Framework to Address the Well Being of Community Dwelling Older Adults"

2021 Eugenia Hernandez-Ruiz, PhD, MT-BC

“Feasibility of Virtual Parent Coaching of
Music Interventions for Young Autistic Childre


Kaleigh Hague MA, MT-BC


"Comparison of In-Person versus Telehealth Delivery of a Live Singing Intervention for Preterm Infants."


Kate Myers-Coffman,


"Community-Based Implementation of the Resilience Songwriting Program for Adolescent Bereavement - A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study."


Kimberly Sena-Moore,


“Feasibility of the Musical Contour Regulation Facilitation (MCRF) Intervention to Promote Emotion Regulation in At-risk Preschoolers: A Clinical Pilot Study.”


Ken Aigen, DA, LCAT, MT-BC


"Music in Everyday Autistic Life:
The Significance of Music for Autistic Adults."*

*The language used in this proposal reflects current sensibilities articulated by members of the autistic community. Person first language, e.g., “person with autism” and terms such as “autism spectrum disorder” are no longer preferred as they connote an undesirable condition that could be eliminated rather than an essential attribute reflective of natural human differences. "Autism Spectrum Condition" (ASC) is the term preferred by the autistic community.


A. Blythe LaGasse, PhD, MT-BC


"The impact of music therapy treatment on
auditory processing in children with autism."


Wendy Magee, PhD, MT-BC


"Validating the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) Against the Best Practice External Reference Standard."


Amy Smith, MA, CCLS, MT-BC


"The Effects of Live Contingent Singing on Preterm Neonates with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia."


Anthony Meadows, PhD, LPC, MT-BC; Immaculata University


"Examining the efficacy of improvisation in clinical music therapy practice: A qualitative research synthesis."

2012 Alan Turry, DA, LCAT, MT-BC

"Music Therapy/Upper Limb Therapy - Integrated (MULTI I) Group Intervention to Enhance Well-Being and Functional Recovery Post Stroke."

2011 Beth A. Clark, MM, MTA, MT-BC

"Music Therapy as a Pain Modifying Intervention in Children with Life-Limiting Neurological Impairments and Metabolic Disorders."

2010 A. Blythe LaGasse, PhD, MT-BC

"The Effect of Music Therapy Groups on the
Social Skills of Children with Autism."

2009 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"

2006 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."

2005 Christine Tuden Neugebauer, MS, LPC, MT-BC; Shriners Hospital for Children - Galveston

"Physical, Developmental, and Behavioral Outcomes of aGroup Music and Exercise Program for Young Children with Severe Burns."

2004 Bryan Hunter, PhD,
MT-BC; Nazareth College

"Music Therapy as an Adjunctive Treatment in the Management of Stress for Patients Being Weaned from Mechanical Ventilation."

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."

2002 Anne Lipe, PhD, MME,
MT-BC; Shenandoah University

"Construct Validation of Two Music-Based Assessments for
People with Dementia."

2000 Michael E. Clark, MME,
MT-BC; Tennessee Technological University

"Effectiveness of music therapy in ameliorating symptoms
associated with radiation therapy."

1999 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."



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