Research Grants Program of ARSC

The Research Grants Program of the Association for Recorded Sound
Collections 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.

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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, 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.

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 28, 2009.

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

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.