The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.
--- ARSC CONFERENCE GRANTS ---
Application Deadline: January 6, 2023
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is now accepting applications
for ARSC Conference Grants for its Annual Conference, to be held May 17-20,
2023, in Pittsburgh, PA.
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
In addition, the committee will also be using a portion of our grant funds
to specifically enable persons who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous,
People of Color) and LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Questioning,
Intersex, Asexual) to attend their first ARSC conference. Persons who do not
identify as BIPOC/LGBTQIA are encouraged to apply for Conference Grants, as
Grant recipients are awarded:
-- complimentary registration for the entire ARSC Annual Conference,
-- complimentary registration for the Pre-Conference Workshops and closing
-- reimbursement up to US$750 to defray the expenses of transportation and
lodging (upon approval of valid receipts, to be submitted after the
conference). Rental car costs for transportation within the conference city
are not reimbursable.
At the time of application, the applicant must be planning to attend their
first ARSC conference. Those whose first ARSC conference was a virtual
conference may apply for a 2023 Conference Grant to attend their first
in-person conference. However, preference may be given to first-time
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 their career, who has
demonstrated a dedication to sound recordings,
-- a discographer, collector, or other researcher showing compelling
prospects for the publication or dissemination of their 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 pre-conference workshop.
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,
-- a Proposed Budget for travel costs,
-- itemization of any non-ARSC funds that the applicant may receive toward
ARSC conference attendance, such as institutional support, etc., and
-- a brief Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
If applying for BIPOC/LGBTQIA funds, the applicant must include this
information in the Letter of Application.
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 6,
Applicants will be notified about the award decisions by February 4, 2023.
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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.