The prize of £300 is awarded for a significant contribution to the literature of music librarianship by a student or group of students of Library and Information Science, or to a librarian in their first five years of music librarianship. The deadline for submissions is Monday 11 January 2016.
Following on from her Bryant Prize-winning dissertation on the topic of Dating Music Scores, £750 was awarded to Catherine Small to fund the expansion of her research prior to its publication in Brio in 2014.
Librarian and researcher Catherine Ferris completed the first phase of a project to make the research of Brian Boydell and Barra Boydell into the Dublin Music Trade to 1900 available in a free-to-access online searchable database.
A team of researchers was appointed by MLT to work together on a scoping study aimed at identifying and cataloguing collections of musicians’ letters held in the UK, focusing on material from c. 1900 to the present day.
In 2010 the RILM Ireland committee was awarded a grant of £1000 to eliminate the backlog in the RILM database of books and theses from Ireland.
Dr. Miguel Mera and Dr. Ben Winters were jointly awarded a grant of £1200 to carry out a scoping study in 2008-9 investigating the extent and availability of film music collections held in the UK & Ireland.
The sum of £150 was awarded to Bridget Palmer (Royal Academy of Music) to contribute towards her expenses incurred during voluntary work with Kampala Music School, Uganda, in August 2008. Bridget gave training to the school’s music library staff and assisted with re-organisation of their music library.
In 2007 the Trust made an award of £920 to Dr. Rupert Ridgewell to fund a research trip to Vienna culminating in the paper Music in the Artaria Ledgers 1784-1827 presented at the Music and the Book Trade Conference held at the Foundling Museum on 1st-2nd December and the subsequent publication of the Proceedings.
In 2002 the Music Libraries Trust provided £1,500 to finance a scoping study for a database of concert programmes held in the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland.