Applications are now being accepted 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 at the Music 
Library Association's annual meeting by music librarians new to the 
field. 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 conference, 
20-24 March 2010) 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.

Applicants must submit the following in .pdf by October 1, 2009:
A letter of application which includes:
The reasons for attending the MLA Annual Conference and why you are a 
good candidate for this grant
A justification of financial need
A budget for travel costs to attend the MLA Annual Conference
Information about any other grants, matching funds, institutional 
support you may also receive to cover costs to attend the MLA Annual 
The number of times you have attended the national MLA meeting.
A current vita
Two letters of support directly mailed by recommenders (.pdf or email)

Please email application and supporting materials (.pdf) to the Chair of 
the Freeman Travel Grant Committee:
Ray Heigemeir <[log in to unmask]>
Please mark the subject line: Freeman Travel Grant Application.
Grant recipients will be notified by November 1, 2009 and announced at 
the MLA 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.
For questions about the award, please contact the Chair of the Freeman 
Travel Grant Committee at the above email address.
*Room rates are estimated to be $230 for double occupancy, with state 
and local taxes at 10.6%