Sunday, July 24, 2011

Grants for Nonprofits or Individuals Archiving or Preserving the Sound Heritage of America, And Also for Studies of Music On the Human Condition

From The Foundation Center...

[For more information on this grant opportunity, click on "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post].

Deadline: October 3, 2011 (Letters of Inquiry)

Grammy Foundation Offers Grants for Music Research and Preservation Projects

Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Foundation Grant Program annually provides support for music archiving and preservation efforts and for scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

The foundation awards scientific research project grants of up to $20,000 to organizations and individuals working to research the impact of music on the human condition. Examples of eligible projects include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well those addressing an important research question.

The foundation will award archiving and preservation project grants to organizations and individuals working to advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The archiving and preservation area has two funding categories — preservation implementation (grants of up to $20,000) and planning, assessment, and/or consultation (grants of up to $5,000).

For the 2011-12 funding cycle, a Letter of Inquiry is required before a full application may be invited for consideration.

Visit the Grammy Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and the Letter of Inquiry form.

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