Please find below the announcement for the 2021 ARSC Research Grants program, and please share widely with people who you think might be interested. I’m the new chair of this program, and happy to answer any questions you might have at this email address or at [log in to unmask]
Hope to hear from you and/or read your applications next year.
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--- ARSC RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM ---
--- APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 29, 2021---
The ARSC Research Grants Program supports scholarship and publication in the fields of sound recording research and audio preservation. 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 application 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 ARSC Newsletter or ARSC 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 may be sent as an e-mail attachment to the Grants Committee Chair:
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Applications must be received by February 28, 2021.
The current Research Grant guidelines can be viewed at:
Questions about the Research Grants Program should be directed to the Grants Committee Chair at:
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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.