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AMARC Grants

At the meeting of the AMARC Committee on 4 April 2003 it was decided that the Association can currently afford to offer modest funding to enterprises that both:

'to promote the accessibility, preservation and study of manuscripts and archives of all periods in libraries and other research collections in Great Britain and Ireland'.

AMARC therefore now invites applications from fully paid-up individual or institutional members of more than a year's standing for sterling grants in areas such as the following:

Funds will NOT be made available towards the cost of commercial publication but will be allocated where they can be expected to provide the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people. Often this will be achieved by making several small awards, rather than a few larger awards. Funding levels may vary from year to year, but it is anticipated that the Committee will make awards of not more than £1000 each, and of not more than £3000 in total each year.

Applications should comprise: a brief outline of the project, conference or work; its overall cost; the grant being sought; the names and addresses of two referees; details of the addressee for the cheque. Applications should be submitted to Dr Michael Stansfield, AMARC Treasurer (Durham University Library, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RN, or m.m.n.stansfield @ durham.ac.uk) at any time during the year. They will be considered at the next Committee meeting (usually held in April and October), and successful applicants will be informed soon thereafter.

One final new requirement agreed by the AMARC Committee on 9th November 2005 is that successful applicants submit for publication in this newsletter a brief report (300-500 words) of the event or other use to which the grant was put.

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