American Beethoven Society Research Award

The American Beethoven Society is pleased to announce a new award for scholarly work.

Each year the society will award a $1000 prize to an early-career scholar for outstanding work published in the previous calendar year. Work relating to Beethoven should form a significant component of the publication, but it need not be the exclusive or even primary focus. Articles, books, and scholarly editions are all eligible, and we define “early-career” as no more than twelve years beyond the completion of a graduate or postgraduate degree. The published work must be in English.

The selection committee will consist of the members of the editorial board of the Beethoven Journal.

We invited nominations for work published in 2023. The closing date for nominations is February 1, 2024, and the prize will be awarded in June 2024. Self-nominations are welcome.

Please submit nominations by email to