Archives and Libraries Taking Applications for 2021 Polly Grimshaw Prize

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The AFS Archives & Libraries Section Prize Committee has announced the 2021 Polly Grimshaw Prize. Offered in honor of the late Polly Grimshaw, curator of the folklore collection at Indiana University Libraries, the prize consists of a stipend of up to $750. 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/or professional folklorists. For a list of past winners and their work, please visit our prize page at: must include:

  • A narrative of no more than 600 words describing the project and its relationship to libraries and/or archives,
  • A detailed budget,
  • A resume or curriculum vitae, and
  • One letter of recommendation.

Please submit all application materials by email to the Prize Committee chair, Terri Jordan, at [email protected]. The deadline is November 19, 2021.

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