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ARSC Grant Programs (ARSC Grants Committee)

The ARSC Grants Committee administers three separate grants programs:

Research Grants Program


The ARSC Research 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.

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

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Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings Grants Program


The ARSC Program for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings was founded in 2004 (to begin in 2006) by Al Schlachtmeyer and the Board of Directors of ARSC to encourage and support the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by individuals and organizations. Projects involving preservation, in any valid and reasonable fashion, of commercial as well as private, instantaneous recordings-such as providing a collection with proper climate control, moving a collection to facilities with proper storage conditions, re-sleeving a collection of discs, setting up a volunteer project to organize and inventory a stored collection, rescuing recordings from danger, or copying recordings on endangered or unstable media-as well as projects promoting public access to recordings will be considered. Collections may be based anywhere in the world (non-U.S. applicants are encouraged to apply). Both ARSC members and non-members are eligible for grants in amounts ranging from $2000 to $10,000.

The deadline for receipt of applications for the next grant cycle is December 15, 2014.

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ARSC Conference Travel Grants


The ARSC Conference Travel Grants are intended to support members who have not previously attended an ARSC conference, but desire to participate more actively in the Association. Grant(s) include complimentary registration for both the conference and pre-conference workshop, as well as reimbursement of travel expenses up to $750.

Applications are now being accepted through December 5, 2014.

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