Monday, January 11, 2010

Grant - Association for Recorded Sound Collections travel grant


Application Deadline: February 12, 2010

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is now accepting applications
for ARSC Conference Travel Grants to be awarded in 2010.

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

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

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
-- 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 separately.

The letter of application and supporting materials must be received by
February 12, 2010. Send them by mail or e-mail to:
Louise Spear, ARSC Conference Travel Grant Committee
American Musical and Dramatic Academy
6305 Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Applicants will be notified about the award decisions by March 12, 2010.

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.