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Grammy Foundation Grant Program Announces Recipients For 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (CelebrityAccess) — The Grammy Foundation Grant Program announced that it will award more than $200,000 in grants to 14 recipients in the United States to help facilitate a range of research on a variety of subjects, as well as support a number of archiving and preservation programs.

The research projects include a a study investigating the impact of listening to music and how it is associated with emotional regulation in service members with post-traumatic stress disorder, and a study that will research a musical biofeedback-based intervention for epilepsy.

Preservation and archiving initiatives receiving grants include the assessment of music ethnologist Halim Abdel Messieh El-Dabh's life's work in electronic music production as well as a project preserving comedy pioneer Lenny Bruce's personal tapes.

"The Recording Academy is proud to provide the financial support for our Grammy Foundation's longstanding Grant Program," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. "Not only have we awarded more than $6 million to more than 300 worthwhile initiatives over the course of this program, but we have funded such a diverse and outstanding group of grantees and significant projects that the Foundation has become a driving philanthropic force in the fields of archiving, preservation and scientific research." – Staff Writers