Grants

 
GRAMMY Foundation Grants

With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation 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 the Americas for future generations and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to elderly. Nearly $6 million in grants have been awarded to more than 300 recipients.

On Oct. 1 the Letter of Inquiry process concluded for the 2012–2013 grant cycle. Invitations to submit a full application have been sent. Grant awards for the 2012 cycle will be announced in March 2013. No phone calls please.

To apply for the 2014 cycle, check back after March 30, 2013.

2012 GRAMMY Foundation Grant Recipients
Previous GRAMMY Foundation Grant Recipients

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas:

1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum Award

The GRAMMY Foundation 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 as well those addressing an important research question.

To review the 2012 grant guidelines and funding restrictions click here. Guidelines are subject to change for the 2013–2014 cycle.

This initial approach 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. Brief biographies of key personnel

The letter of inquiry form will be available after March 30, 2013.

2. Archiving And Preservation Projects

The GRAMMY Foundation 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. To determine under which category of preservation grant you should apply, please click here.

A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award

B. Assistance, Assessment And/Or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award

To review the 2012 grant guidelines and funding restrictions click here. Guidelines are subject to change for the 2013-2014 cycle.

This initial approach should include 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
  • Intended dissemination/access
  • Existing project partners and/or financial support, if any

   3. Brief biographies of key personnel

The letter of inquiry form will be available after March 30, 2013.

Archiving And Preservation Resources

These resources are provided as a courtesy to our grant applicants. Resources listed are not partners, sponsors, employees or agents of the GRAMMY Foundation. The GRAMMY Foundation will not be involved with any services or compensation. Applicants are not required to use these resources. It is, however, crucial to the funding of any project that a qualified archivist be identified.

Thank you for your interest in our programs. If you have specific questions about the guidelines or process, email grant@grammy.com.