Archives and Libraries Section of the American Folklore Society offers
stipends of up to $500 in honor of the late Polly Grimshaw, curator of
the folklore collection at Indiana University Libraries. The Grimshaw
Prize is intended to support folklore or ethnomusicology projects with a
significant connection to libraries and/or archives.
Examples of eligible projects include:
support for travel costs to enable on-site research in a library or archive collection
into problems, issues, or methods in information organization and
retrieval in folklore or ethnomusicology, including libraries, archives,
collections, and related topics
travel to the American Folklore Society annual meeting to present the results of such research
from students, professionals, or researchers in
folklore/ethnomusicology are welcome. Primary consideration is given to
students enrolled in folklore graduate curricula and professional
folklorists. Applications will consist of a narrative of no more than
600 words narrative describing the project and its relationship to
libraries and/or archives; a detailed budget; a resume or curriculum
vitae; and one letter of recommendation.
Members of the 2011 Grimshaw Prize review committee are Rebecca Karr
(2011-13), Mary Koegel (2011-13), Jodine Perkins, chair (2009-11) and
Kelly Revak (2010-12).
Please submit applications for the Prize by e-mail to the chair of the committee at email@example.com by November 1, 2011. NOTE: This year's prize will be awarded after the annual meeting.