ARSC Research Grants Program 2012

The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) posts the following message.

Deadline for receipt of applications: February 29, 2012

The ARSC Research Grants Program supports scholarship and publication in the fields of sound recording research and audio preservation. (This program is separate from the ARSC Preservation Grants Program, which encourages and supports the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of
Western Art Music.) Project categories eligible for consideration include:
discography, bibliography, historical studies of the sound recording
industry and its products, and any other subject likely to increase the
public's understanding and appreciation of the lasting importance of
recorded sound. ARSC encourages applications from individuals whose research forms part of an academic program at the master's or doctoral level.

ARSC members and non-members alike are eligible for grants in amounts up to $1000. Grant funds can be used to underwrite clerical, editorial, and travel expenses. Funds may not be used to purchase capital equipment or recordings, to perform operations on sound recordings, to reimburse applicants for work already performed, or to support projects that form part of a paid job.
Grant recipients must submit documentation of their expenses before
reimbursement. All grant funds must be disbursed within eighteen months of the grant award.

Grant recipients are required to submit brief descriptions of their projects for publication in the ARSC Journal, and are encouraged to submit articles about their projects, for possible publication in the Journal.

Research Grant Applications shall include:
-- a summary of the project (one page maximum), with samples of the work, if possible;
-- a budget covering the entire project, highlighting the expenses the ARSC
Grant will cover (one page maximum);
-- a curriculum vitae; and
-- an indication of the prospects for publication or other public
dissemination of the project results.

Applications should be sent in the form of four paper copies to:
Grants Committee Chairman
Richard Warren, Historical Sound Recordings
Yale University Library
P. O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240

Applications for the next grant cycle must be received by February 29, 2012.

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Questions about the Research Grants Program should be directed to Mr. Warren at

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals -- everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.