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

Deadline for receipt of applications: February 28, 2014

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

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
Newsletter or 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 should be sent to:
Suzanne Flandreau
ARSC Grants Committee Chair
621 N. Fifth Street
Niles, MI 49120
(Four paper copies and one electronic copy in Microsoft Word.)
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Applications must be received by February 28, 2014.

The current Research Grant guidelines can be viewed at:

Questions about the Research Grants Program should be directed to
Suzanne Flandreau 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.