Applications are accepted annually for the Kevin Freeman Travel Grant
. The grant, established in 1994 to honor the memory of Kevin Freeman and awarded for the first time in 1997, supports attendance of music librarians new to the field to the Music Library Association's annual meeting. Recipients receive gratis conference registration and a cash award of up to $750 for travel costs (transportation and accommodations at the convention hotel at half of the double occupancy rate*). At least one grant will be awarded to a first-time attendee, if applicable. Applicants must be members of the Music Library Association and in one of the following groups:
● in the first three years of their professional career
● a graduate student in library school (by the time of the Denver conference, February 25-March 1, 2015) aspiring to become a music librarian, or
● a recent graduate (within one year of degree) of a graduate program in librarianship seeking a professional position as a music librarian.
Previous applicants who still qualify are welcome to reapply.
To submit an application, please use this web form to provide the information requested at the bottom of the page. In addition, each application is to be accompanied by two letters of support mailed directly the Chair of the Kevin Freeman Travel Grant committee at the address below.
Applicants will have until September 30, 2014 to complete the application, and accompanying recommendations must be received by that date.
Grant recipients will be notified by November 1, 2014 and announced at the MLA 2015 Annual Meeting in Denver Colorado. For questions about the award, please contact the Chair of the Freeman Travel Grant Committee.
James L. Soe Nyun
Chair, Freeman Travel Grant Committee
Head, Music & Media Cataloging & Metadata
9500 Gilman Dr., 0175-K
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
*Room rates are estimated to be $149 for double occupancy, plus taxes.