All students also receive final-year dissertation fellowships unencumbered by teaching duties in the fifth year (unless deferred by external support in a prior year). Many of our students also win competitive internal and extenral dissertation writing grants, and the majority win multiple internal small grants and awards that help support their research. (Many students work as musicians in various settings as well to supplement their income.) The Center for Ethnomusicology also frequently directly subsidizes research expenses and conference travel for Ethnomusicology students over and above the modest amount of subsidy for conference travel available from GSAS. New York City can be a challenging place to live on a salary of approximately $30,000 a year even with subsidized housing, and applicants should consider this. But in real terms, your income is likely to exceed this amount if you take advantage of the diverse opportunities for supplemental funding and support as well as paid work.
Schwartz spent the summer of 1964 in Rome as a copy editor for the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Art . On his way home he stopped off in the Netherlands for a few days and fell in love with the country. Enchantment with the Netherlands filled a gap left by disenchantment with America in years when the country, as so often, was at war with itself. Changing the subject of his intended dissertation from medieval equestrian monuments to globes in Dutch still life paintings (neither of which came further than planning stages), he was awarded a Kress Fellowship to the Netherlands for 1965-1966. In the Netherlands he found the new home he was looking for, and a partner in love and life, Loekie Hendriks. They are the parents of Ditke and Baruch Schwartz and the grandparents of Lola and Abel, the children of Baruch and Sacha van den Borg.
Participants in the summer dissertation workshop will have travel and dormitory housing provided. A flat rate per diem subsidy, set at $50 per day, will also be provided to defray other costs. On-site participants will share office space and have modest administrative support during the course of the program. Participants in the dissertation workshops will be required to commit to work intensively and exclusively on the writing of their dissertations. They are also required to be in full-time residence without the interruption of family or friends.