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Grimshaw Prize applications due Nov. 1

Wednesday, September 21, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jodine Perkins
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The 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
  • research 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
Applications 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 by November 1, 2011. NOTE: This year's prize will be awarded after the annual meeting.

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