Category Archives: Funding Opportunities

Apply for Our Travel Grant

Would you like to learn more about music librarianship and management of music collections?  The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Music Library Association (PNWMLA) invites you to apply for our inaugural travel grant to attend our annual meeting in Eugene, Oregon May 8-9.  This grant is open to first-time-attendees of a PNWMLA annual meeting.  Graduate students in library and information science, paraprofessionals, and librarians working in areas related to music are especially encouraged to apply.  Applicants need not be members of PNWMLA at the time of application but must agree to join the chapter upon receiving the award.  This award covers travel funding up to $300.

Application materials should be submitted via email as pdfs to Ann Shaffer (ashaffer@uoregon.edu).  To apply, please include the following:

1. A letter of application which includes:

  • the reasons for attending the PNWMLA annual meeting and why you are a good candidate for this grant
  • a justification of financial need
  • a brief budget for travel costs to attend the PNWMLA annual meeting.  Annual meeting registration for travel grant recipients is free and need not be included in your brief budget.
  • information about any other grants, matching funds, or institutional support you may also receive to cover costs to attend the PNWMLA annual meeting.

2.  A current vita or resume

3.  One letter of support directly emailed by the reference via email to Ann Shaffer (ashaffer@uoregon.edu).
Deadline for the receipt of applications is December 31st.  The PNWMLA Board will notify candidates who applied by February 1st.
The following information may be useful in preparing your budget:
  • Hotel room blocks run $109/night not including tax

Please contact PNWMLA chair, Ann Shaffer, with any questions you have related to the travel grant.

Get Ready for Next Year’s Annual Meeting!

Next year’s annual meeting will be held in Eugene, Oregon.  Stay tuned for annual meeting details!  For the first time, we’ll be offering a travel grant to first time attendees of the meeting.  Look for a call for applications in our Fall newsletter.

Call for Applications: 2014 Papakhian Travel Grant

The Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) is now accepting applications for the Ralph Papakhian Travel Grant. The grant supports attendance at the annual MOUG meeting and, in recognition of Ralph’s mentoring role in music librarianship, is especially intended to support newer members of the profession in both public and technical services.

The award offers a first-time MOUG attendee free conference registration for the MOUG annual meeting (February 25-26, 2014, immediately preceding the Music Library Association annual meeting); one year’s free membership in MOUG, including three issues of the MOUG Newsletter; and reimbursement of up to $100 in associated expenses (lodging, meals, etc.).

Preference will be given to applicants who are students, paraprofessionals, or professionals in the first five years of their professional careers; and who are likely to benefit from MOUG’s educational opportunities. This includes everyone who works with music materials in libraries or in library systems, whether they are music specialists or generalists. Professional and workplace need, financial need, past training and experience, demonstration of initiative, likely further contributions to the profession, and comments from reference letters are also considered. Applicants need not be current members of MOUG.

Applications are due November 8, 2013 and shall consist of a letter that includes a rationale for attending the MOUG annual meeting, an explanation of financial need, a brief vita, and the name of at least one person who will submit a letter (also due November 8) in support of the application.

All application materials shall be sent by e-mail, either as in-text messages or as attachments in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format, to the MOUG Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Bruce Evans (Bruce_Evans@Baylor.edu). Letters of support should be sent directly by their authors, not by the applicants.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by e-mail no later than December 2, 2013.

For more information about MOUG, please see http://www.musicoclcusers.org. MOUG has helped train and mentor dozens of music library professionals, and has helped shape the OCLC products and services we use every day. Please help distribute this announcement as widely as possible.

Past Award Recipients:

2013:

.       Claire Marsh, Senior Librarian for Library Systems and Projects, Jazz Archivist, Leeds College of Music
.       Christina Linklater, Project Music Cataloger, Harvard University
.       Jacey Kepich, Digital Imaging Technician, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
.       Karla Jurgemeyer, Cataloging and Acquisitions Associate, St. Olaf College
.       Kristen Heider, Music and Digital Resources Cataloging/Metadata Specialist, Southern Methodist University

2012:

.       Sonia Archer-Capuzzo, Library Technician and Cataloger, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2011:

.       Sally Bauer, Music/Media Cataloger, New York Public Library
.       Sandra Schipior, Cataloger, Juilliard School of Music
.       Tim Smolko, Library Associate (Acquired Music Cataloger), University of Georgia

ARSC Conference Travel Grants 2013 — Call for Applications

Application Deadline: December 7, 2012

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is now accepting applications
for ARSC Conference Travel Grants to be awarded in 2013.

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, and
  • support ARSC members who desire to participate more actively in the association.

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 conference). Rental car costs for transportation within the conference city are not reimbursable.

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 recordings
  • 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.

Applicants who demonstrate an interest in serving on an ARSC committee,
publishing their work in the ARSC Journal, or presenting at an ARSC
conference will be given particular consideration. Preference will be given
to applicants who plan to attend the entire conference, beginning with the
pre-conference workshop.

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
  • 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, each submitted directly by the writer.

Applications lacking any of the above items will be deemed incomplete, and
may not be viewed favorably by the Travel Grants Committee.

All applications and supporting materials must be received by December 7,
2012. Send them by e-mail or postal mail to:

Louise Spear, ARSC Conference Travel Grants Committee
American Musical and Dramatic Academy
6305 Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
LSpear@amda.edu

For more information, visit:
http://www.arsc-audio.org/committees/grant-programs.html
or e-mail:
LSpear@amda.edu

Applicants will be notified about the award decisions by January 21, 2013.

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.