Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Museum’s grant program annually provides support for music archiving and preservation efforts as well as scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
1) Scientific Research Program: Scientific research grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to organizations and individuals working to research the impact of music on the human condition. Examples include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing; the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals; and the creative process underlying music. Priority will be given to projects with strong methodological design as well those designed to address an important research question.
2) Archiving and Preservation Program: This category support the efforts of 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).
Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than October 1, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.