Guidelines for research grants for IASA Members
1. The aim of the IASA research grant is to encourage research and publication on audiovisual archiving by supporting some or all of the project costs. Research can, but need not, form part of an academic programme. The level of financial support will be determined by the Executive Board individually on a case by case basis, but individual awards will not normally exceed Euro2000. All costs are eligible if the applicant can show clear justification for them within the scope, aims and purposes of the project.
2. IASA will only consider applications from IASA Members whose membership is in good standing at the time of application.
3. IASA will support a research project only if there is evidence that the results are within the scope of IASA's purposes. See these at http://www.iasa-web.org/iasa-constitution
4. Applications must be sent in writing (by letter or e-mail) to the Secretary-General by 31 January of each year. NOTE: the deadline for the 2013 Research Grant applications is extended to February 28. All applications received by that time will be submitted to the Executive Board at its mid-year Board meeting (usually held in February/March) for discussion and approval. Applicants will be informed of the result as soon as possible after the Executive Board's decision has been reached.
5. An application for a research grant must contain a description of the project, and should include:
- aims and purposes;
- clear statement of outcomes and deliverables;
- total project costs in Euros broken down into expenses;
- the amount requested from IASA, in Euros;
- an explanation of why the project costs cannot be borne by the applicant alone;
- declaration of any applications to other funding bodies in respect of the same project.
6. Depending on the scope and the overall duration of a research project, the applicant should arrange appropriately defined project phases. Interim reports should be sent to IASA at the end of each phase. A final report must be submitted no later than 2 months following the end of the project.
7. IASA will issue a research grant on the basis of a written agreement signed by the Secretary-General for the Association. The terms of payment (including the method of payment and to whom monies should be paid) will be included in the written agreement in the context of the available budget as set by the Executive Board.
8. The recipient will acknowledge IASA in all papers, discussions etc.
9. IASA will not pay research grants in advance of a project.
January 2013, 4th revision
Research grant recipients
Title: Survey of audiovisual collections in memory and cultural heritage repositories in a frontier town : a case study of Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Grantee: Bertram Lyons
Timeframe: March to December 2011
The researcher will conduct a survey of memory institutions in Lucas do Rio Verde, a frontier town in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso founded in 1982 and built up primarily by Brazilian families of German and Italian heritage. The survey will develop baseline data on the types and extent of memory resources that exist in the town, especially those of an audiovisual nature. This survey will capture information about the history and ongoing management of each institution, including funding, management, facilities, practices, audience, mission, and long-term planning. It will also document the nature of the institutions’ audiovisual holdings and the ways in which these holdings are used and accessed by local and external communities. Interviews with key individuals in institutions, as private collectors and as community members will be recorded and/or transcribed.
These combined results from the survey of Lucas’ network of memory institutions will provide a snapshot of Lucas’ audiovisual cultural heritage and memory resources in 2011 and will reveal new insights into the development of memory institutions in developing communities in an increasingly digital era.
Title: Archiving the music world
Grantee: World and Traditional Music, British Library (Janet Topp Fargion)
Timeframe: January to December 1999
Archiving the music world was a joint project between the World and Traditional Music section of the British Library and Music for Change, a charitable organisation working to support community music projects throughout the world. The project aimed to compile a database of collections of recorded music throughout the world, to highlight their existence, condition, status, accessibility and plans for preservation. It focussed primarily on countries where formal structures for the preservation of sound recordings were relatively new or non-existent, where resources and expertise were scarce and existing collections were in danger of being lost. The printed report documents 117 institutions and private collections from 66 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Australia & Oceania, and Eastern Europe.