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


The ARSC Research 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 create recordings (including field 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.

Applications are reviewed by committee members in an open peer review
process. Committee members are volunteers with expertise in areas of
recorded sound, and all members participate in the review process. Proposals
are evaluated on the extent to which they focus on sound recordings as
research materials or on the sound recording industry, and the extent to
which application materials meet the format requirements.

Grant recipients are required to submit brief descriptions of their projects
for publication by ARSC, 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
-- 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 may be sent as an e-mail attachment to the Grants Committee
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Applications must be received by February 28, 2022.

The current Research Grant guidelines can be viewed at: 

Questions about the Research Grants Program should be directed to the Grants
Committee Chair:
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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.