Research Awards and New Scholars Prize 2018

Sandra Giorgetti

The Society for Theatre Research, which advances research into British-related theatre, is now welcoming applications from scholars, theatre professionals, academic staff and students for the Research Awards and new Scholars Prize.

Awards, which vary between £200 to £1,000, may be applied to a range of activities concerned with the history and practice of the British theatre such as contributions to the cost of research, professional training in research techniques or the completion of work in progress.

Applicants may be of any nationality. The Scholars Prize celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Society's foundation.

This essay competition is open to postgraduate students, academics with an institutional affiliation and independent scholars and will be judged double blind by a panel chaired by Professor Trevor R Griffiths.

Submissions must not exceed 4,000 words in length and must be concerned with the history and techniques of the British Theatre in its broadest interpretation, including for example theatre buildings, stage design, acting techniques, or theatre that relates directly to the history and techniques of the British theatre. Full details are available online.

The prizes are made up of cash, a subscription to the STR, a selection of STR books and consideration for publication by Theatre Notebook.

Undergraduates and scholars who have had more than one article published in a refereed journal are not eligible to apply. Entrants need not be Society members or UK residents.

The closing date for Prize entries is 9 April. Essays should not be offered to journals while they are under consideration for the prize.