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The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition

Proposals for 2020 grants are currently closed.

PAST
RECIPIENTS

In 2017, the Museum, a nonprofit organization, integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation®, to extend its reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. Today, the GRAMMY Museum continues to fulfill its mission to cultivate a greater understanding of the history and significance of music.

2019 RECIPIENTS
PAST RECIPIENTS

RESEARCH

PROJECTS

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS

$20,000 maximum award

Each year, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might 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 and innovative research questions.

The LOI includes the following information:

  1. Project contact and overview
  2. A brief description of the project, including but not limited to the following items:
    • Research question
    • Methodology outline (number of subjects, control groups, etc.)
    • Impact/application of research
    • Existing project partners and/or financial support, if any
  3. A description of the intended dissemination plan of the research findings (see guidelines)
  4. Brief biographies of key personnel

GUIDELINES

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The Recording Academy/Audio Engineering Society (AES)

2020 PRESERVATION GRANT GUIDELINES

Basics

  • The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of North America.
  • Grant requests may span a time period of up to twenty-four months and cannot overlap with previously awarded projects. Preferred project start dates are between 7/1/20 – 10/1/20, however, start dates outside of this time frame will be considered.
  • Letter of Inquiry Deadline: October 15, 2019.
  • Preservation grants have two funding categories:
    • Organizations and/or departments located within an institution such as a library, museum or other organization in which archiving, preservation, cataloguing and other related experts are accessible to the project with an annual budget of more than $1,000,000 must apply in the Preservation Implementation category.
    • Organizations and individuals with an annual budget under $1,000,000 may apply in either category. Please review the additional parameters for the Implementation vs. Assistance categories in this document.
  • If after reviewing the guidelines and forms you have specific questions, please email [email protected]

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Library of Congress

2020 PRESERVATION GRANT GUIDELINES

Basics

  • The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of North America.
  • Grant requests may span a time period of up to twenty-four months and cannot overlap with previously awarded projects. Preferred project start dates are between 7/1/20 – 10/1/20, however, start dates outside of this time frame will be considered.
  • Letter of Inquiry Deadline: October 15, 2019.
  • Preservation grants have two funding categories:
    • Organizations and/or departments located within an institution such as a library, museum or other organization in which archiving, preservation, cataloguing and other related experts are accessible to the project with an annual budget of more than $1,000,000 must apply in the Preservation Implementation category.
    • Organizations and individuals with an annual budget under $1,000,000 may apply in either category. Please review the additional parameters for the Implementation vs. Assistance categories in this document.
  • If after reviewing the guidelines and forms you have specific questions, please email [email protected]

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Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

2020 PRESERVATION GRANT GUIDELINES

Basics

  • The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of North America.
  • Grant requests may span a time period of up to twenty-four months and cannot overlap with previously awarded projects. Preferred project start dates are between 7/1/20 – 10/1/20, however, start dates outside of this time frame will be considered.
  • Letter of Inquiry Deadline: October 15, 2019.
  • Preservation grants have two funding categories:
    • Organizations and/or departments located within an institution such as a library, museum or other organization in which archiving, preservation, cataloguing and other related experts are accessible to the project with an annual budget of more than $1,000,000 must apply in the Preservation Implementation category.
    • Organizations and individuals with an annual budget under $1,000,000 may apply in either category. Please review the additional parameters for the Implementation vs. Assistance categories in this document.
  • If after reviewing the guidelines and forms you have specific questions, please email [email protected]

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Society of American Archivists (SAA)

2020 PRESERVATION GRANT GUIDELINES

Basics

  • The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of North America.
  • Grant requests may span a time period of up to twenty-four months and cannot overlap with previously awarded projects. Preferred project start dates are between 7/1/20 – 10/1/20, however, start dates outside of this time frame will be considered.
  • Letter of Inquiry Deadline: October 15, 2019.
  • Preservation grants have two funding categories:
    • Organizations and/or departments located within an institution such as a library, museum or other organization in which archiving, preservation, cataloguing and other related experts are accessible to the project with an annual budget of more than $1,000,000 must apply in the Preservation Implementation category.
    • Organizations and individuals with an annual budget under $1,000,000 may apply in either category. Please review the additional parameters for the Implementation vs. Assistance categories in this document.
  • If after reviewing the guidelines and forms you have specific questions, please email [email protected]

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METS metadata standards

2020 PRESERVATION GRANT GUIDELINES

Basics

  • The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of North America.
  • Grant requests may span a time period of up to twenty-four months and cannot overlap with previously awarded projects. Preferred project start dates are between 7/1/20 – 10/1/20, however, start dates outside of this time frame will be considered.
  • Letter of Inquiry Deadline: October 15, 2019.
  • Preservation grants have two funding categories:
    • Organizations and/or departments located within an institution such as a library, museum or other organization in which archiving, preservation, cataloguing and other related experts are accessible to the project with an annual budget of more than $1,000,000 must apply in the Preservation Implementation category.
    • Organizations and individuals with an annual budget under $1,000,000 may apply in either category. Please review the additional parameters for the Implementation vs. Assistance categories in this document.
  • If after reviewing the guidelines and forms you have specific questions, please email [email protected]

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International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)

2020 PRESERVATION GRANT GUIDELINES

Basics

  • The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of North America.
  • Grant requests may span a time period of up to twenty-four months and cannot overlap with previously awarded projects. Preferred project start dates are between 7/1/20 – 10/1/20, however, start dates outside of this time frame will be considered.
  • Letter of Inquiry Deadline: October 15, 2019.
  • Preservation grants have two funding categories:
    • Organizations and/or departments located within an institution such as a library, museum or other organization in which archiving, preservation, cataloguing and other related experts are accessible to the project with an annual budget of more than $1,000,000 must apply in the Preservation Implementation category.
    • Organizations and individuals with an annual budget under $1,000,000 may apply in either category. Please review the additional parameters for the Implementation vs. Assistance categories in this document.
  • If after reviewing the guidelines and forms you have specific questions, please email [email protected]

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GRAMMY Museum Methodology Overview

2020 PRESERVATION GRANT GUIDELINES

Basics

  • The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of North America.
  • Grant requests may span a time period of up to twenty-four months and cannot overlap with previously awarded projects. Preferred project start dates are between 7/1/20 – 10/1/20, however, start dates outside of this time frame will be considered.
  • Letter of Inquiry Deadline: October 15, 2019.
  • Preservation grants have two funding categories:
    • Organizations and/or departments located within an institution such as a library, museum or other organization in which archiving, preservation, cataloguing and other related experts are accessible to the project with an annual budget of more than $1,000,000 must apply in the Preservation Implementation category.
    • Organizations and individuals with an annual budget under $1,000,000 may apply in either category. Please review the additional parameters for the Implementation vs. Assistance categories in this document.
  • If after reviewing the guidelines and forms you have specific questions, please email [email protected]

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ARCHIVING AND PRESERVATION PROJECTS

The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories.

1. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award

2. Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award

The LOI includes the following information:

  1. Project contact and overview
  2. A brief description of the project, including but not limited to the following:
    • Historical significance
    • Uniqueness and/or at-risk status
    • Existing project partners and/or financial support, if any
  3. A description of the intended dissemination plan
  4. Brief biographies of key personnel

Review the 2020 preservation grant guidelines and funding restrictions here.
To view a sample Preservation Implementation LOI please click here.

GUIDELINES

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ARCHIVING AND PRESERVATION RESOURCES

As a courtesy to our grant applicants, we provide a list of resources to facilitate the grant submission process. The resources listed are not partners, sponsors, employees, or agents of the GRAMMY Museum. Applicants are not required to use these resources. It is, however, crucial to the funding of any project that a qualified archivist be identified.

GUIDELINES

For more information on the GRAMMY Museum Grants Program, please email [email protected]. No phone calls, please.