The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.
--- ARSC CONFERENCE GRANTS ---
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is now accepting applications
for ARSC Conference Grants for the 2021 Annual Conference, to be held
virtually, May 13-15.
The grants are designed to:
-- encourage ARSC members and non-members to attend their first ARSC
-- reach out to college students and professionals in the early stages of
-- promote mentoring and professional development opportunities
-- advance scholarly research and publication, and
-- support ARSC members who desire to participate more actively in the
The ARSC Conference Grants Committee will use a portion of the grant funds
to specifically enable BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and
LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex,
Asexual) people to attend their first ARSC conference. Persons who do not
identify as BIPOC or LGBTQIA are encouraged to apply for the Conference
Grants, as well.
Grant recipients are awarded:
-- complimentary registration for the entire ARSC Annual Conference, to be
held online in 2021, and
-- gratis registration for the Pre-Conference Workshops, also to be held
online in 2021.
At the time of application, the applicant must be planning to attend his or
her first ARSC conference. Exception: Those whose first conference was the
2020 ARSC Virtual Conference may apply for a 2021 Conference Grant. The
applicant must also be one of the following:
-- a college or university student aspiring to work with sound recordings
-- a recent graduate seeking a professional position involving sound
-- a professional within the first five years of his or her career, who has
demonstrated a dedication to sound recordings
-- a discographer, collector, or other researcher showing compelling
prospects for the publication or dissemination of his or her scholarly work.
Applicants who demonstrate an interest in serving on an ARSC committee,
publishing their work in the ARSC Journal, or presenting at an ARSC
conference will be given particular consideration. Preference will be given
to applicants who plan to attend the entire conference, including the
Each applicant must submit:
-- a Letter of Application describing the applicant's background and current
activities, clearly indicating why the applicant merits consideration for an
ARSC Conference Grant
-- if applying for the BIPOC/LGBTQIA grants, the applicant must include this
information in the Letter of Application
-- a brief Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
Additionally, the applicant shall arrange for one Letter of Support, to be
directly submitted by the writer of the letter -- not the applicant.
Applications lacking any of the above items will be deemed incomplete and
may not be viewed favorably by the Conference Grants Committee.
Submit all items to David R. Lewis, ARSC Conference Grants Committee Chair:
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If you anticipate any problem with e-submission, please contact the chair at
the above address.
All applications and supporting materials must be received by January 15,
Applicants will be notified about the award decisions by March 15, 2021.
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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.