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The following message has been posted by the Outreach Committee of the
Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).

-- ARSC GRANTS PROGRAM --

The ARSC 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 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, and 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.

ARSC 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.

Grant awards will be announced at the spring meeting of the ARSC Board of
Directors.

Send applications to: Richard Warren, ARSC Grants Committee Chair,
Historical Sound Recordings, Yale University Library, PO Box 208240, New
Haven, CT  06520-8240, USA. Applications for the next grant cycle must be
received by February 28, 2006.

Questions about the Grants Program should be directed to Mr. Warren at
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Anna-Maria Manuel
ARSC Outreach Committee Chair