The Voice Foundation and NATS Foundation present the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship
The Van Lawrence Fellowship Award is given jointly by the National Association of Teachers of Singing Foundation (NATS Foundation) and The Voice Foundation. Application submission deadline for 2017 is November 15th, 2016.
The fellowship was created by The Voice Foundation and the NATS Foundation to honor Van L. Lawrence, M.D., for his outstanding contribution to voice, and particularly to recognize the importance of the interdisciplinary education he fostered among laryngologists and singing teachers. The Fellowship winners are members of the National Association of Teachers of Singing who are actively engaged in teaching, have demonstrated excellence in their profession as singing teachers, and have shown interest in and knowledge of voice science. The Fellowship and $2000 award are intended to provide opportunities for the Fellow to become more thoroughly acquainted with practices, techniques, technology and people involved in laryngology and voice science. It is hoped that the opportunities and contacts provided through the Fellowship experience will enhance the teacher’s ability to do meaningful interdisciplinary research, and will encourage the teacher to apply appropriate voice science advances in the studio.
Members of NATS wishing to apply for the fellowship should write a letter of intent to The Voice Foundation along with your CV – combined into one PDF. Include the area and methods of your proposed study plan.
The Voice Foundation
219 N. Broad St. – Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: (215)735-7999 Fax (215) 762-5572
The letter should include the following topics (as well as others which the applicant believes will strengthen his/her application, but please be as succinct as possible): All in one PDF:
(a) Current application of scientific knowledge in the studio
(b) The area of intended study and/or research project and the study plan and methods.
(c) How the Fellowship and research project will benefit your teaching
(d) NATS Chapter to which you belong
(e) A detailed curriculum vita.
The fellowship will be awarded at the next Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, scheduled for May 31 – June 4, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. The award presentation will take place on Friday, June 2nd, 2017.
The application deadline for 2017 is November 15, 2016.
Results will be given by February 28, 2017
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact The Voice Foundation