The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Grants Program is designed to encourage and support scholarship and publication by individuals in the field of sound recordings or audio preservation. Specific projects eligible for support 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.

Both ARSC members and non-members are eligible for grants in amounts up to $1000. Grant funds can be used to underwrite clerical, travel, and editorial 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 which form part of a job. Grant recipients must submit documentation of their expenses before reimbursement, and funds must be disbursed within eighteen months of the grant award.

Annual Deadline

The deadline for receipt of applications is the last day of February of each year.

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