The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.

Deadline for receipt of applications: February 29, 2012

The ARSC Research Grants Program supports scholarship and publication in the
fields of sound recording research and audio preservation. (This program is
separate from the ARSC Preservation Grants Program, which encourages and
supports the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of
Western Art Music.) 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 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.

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.

Research Grant Applications shall include:
-- a summary of the project (one page maximum), with samples of the work, if
-- 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 should be sent in the form of four paper copies to:
Grants Committee Chairman
Richard Warren, Historical Sound Recordings
Yale University Library
P. O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
Applications for the next grant cycle must be received by February 29, 2012.

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Questions about the Research Grants Program should be directed to Mr. Warren
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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.