The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.
--- ARSC RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM ---
--- APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING: FEBRUARY 29, 2020 ---
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 create recordings (including field 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.
Applications are reviewed by committee members in an open peer review
process. Committee members are volunteers with expertise in areas of
recorded sound, and all members participate in the review process. Proposals
are evaluated on the extent to which they focus on sound recordings as
research materials or on the sound recording industry, and the extent to
which applications materials meet the format requirements.
Grant recipients are required to submit brief descriptions of their projects
for publication by ARSC, and are encouraged to submit articles about their
projects, for possible publication in the Newsletter or Journal.
Research Grant Applications shall include:
-- a summary of the project (one page maximum), with samples of the work, if
-- 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 may be sent as an e-mail attachment to Grants Committee Chair
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Applications must be received by February 29, 2020.
The current Research Grant guidelines can be viewed at:
Questions about the Research Grants Program should be directed to Suzanne
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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.