The following message has been posted by the Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC). If you need further information, please click on the link below. Please DO NOT simply hit REPLY or post further messages to this list. -- ARSC CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS -- Application Deadline: January 30, 2007 The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is now accepting applications for ARSC Conference Travel Grants to be awarded in 2007. The grants are designed to: -- encourage ARSC members to attend their first ARSC conference -- reach out to college students and professionals in the early stages of their careers -- promote mentoring and professional development opportunities -- advance scholarly research and publication -- support ARSC members who desire to participate more actively in the association. Grant recipients are awarded: -- complimentary registration for the entire ARSC Annual Conference -- gratis registration for the Pre-Conference Workshop, and -- reimbursement up to US$750 to defray the expenses of transportation and lodging (upon approval of valid receipts, to be submitted after the conference). At the time of application, the applicant must be a member of ARSC in good standing, planning to attend his or her first ARSC conference. 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 recordings -- a professional within the first five years of his or her career, who has demonstrated a dedication to sound recordings -- a researcher or discographer showing compelling prospects for the publication or dissemination of his or her scholarly work. 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 Travel Grant -- a proposed budget for travel costs -- an itemization of any non-ARSC funds that the applicant may receive toward ARSC conference attendance, such as institutional support, etc. -- a brief resume or curriculum vitae, and -- two letters of support, sent under separate cover (e-mail is acceptable). The letter of application and supporting materials must be received by January 30, 2007. Send them to: Louise Spear, ARSC Conference Travel Grant Committee The Recording Academy 3402 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 For more information, please e-mail: [log in to unmask] Applicants will be notified about the award decisions by March 15, 2007.