Grants for ISM Students

The Institute of Sacred Music offers a number of grants to support student participation in music competitions, professional events (conferences), summer language study, collaborative projects, and for Colloquium presentation research and/or performances. Each grant has specific guidelines and allowable expenses, as detailed below. Grant application forms a must be accompanied by proposed budgets (list of expenses), and submitted well in advance of proposed activities to Kristen Forman by email ( or by hard copy to her in Miller Hall (Rm. 201). Students will be notified when their applications have been approved. Grant payments will be made in the form of reimbursements for approved expenses. Receipts must be submitted for each item.



Grants for YDS/MAR Students concentrating in
Religion & the Arts or Liturgical Studies 

The Institute of Sacred Music is pleased to offer two grants to all YDS students who are in the MAR concentrates in liturgical studies or religion and the arts. (You need not be an ISM student to qualify.) To apply, please complete the appropriate grant request form with budgetary and program information as requested, and submit it to Kristen Forman in Miller Hall (Rm. N201) or via email ( sends e-mail)). You will be notified when/if your request is approved. Payment/reimbursement is made upon completion of the event or course.


Professional Event – Up to $500 to defray travel, accommodation, and registration expenses for conferences at which the student is invited to deliver a paper or serve on a panel. No more than two such grants are given for students in the two-year program, and three grants for students admitted to the third year.


Summer Language Study – Up to $3,350 to defray tuition costs for summer language study (with no more than 10% applicable for travel or lodging costs). No more than one such grant is given to any student.