ATDS Graduate Student Award

ATDS Graduate Student Travel/Research Award – 2017

Deadline: March 31st

Purpose: To support travel required for graduate student research in the field of theatre and drama in and of the Americas (its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts). Awardees will receive $400, a one-year free membership to ATDS, and will be recognized at ATDS’s annual business meeting at the 2017 ATHE Conference in Las Vegas.

Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in a graduate program in theatre/performance studies is eligible. Students need not be members of ATDS at the time of application but preference will be given to ATDS members.  Please note that the applicant must still be in graduate school during the proposed time of use for the award.

Application Process:  Please submit the following materials via email to Rebecca Worley at by midnight on March 31st. Submissions time-stamped after March 31st will not be accepted.

  1. A one-page proposal (double spaced, default font size) detailing your Research Project, providing an explanation of your research goals, the relationship of the research to any larger projects (dissertation, article in-progress, etc.), and the significance of the project to the field of theatre and drama in and of the Americas.
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two letters of support from faculty mentors familiar with your work. Letters from ATDS members are especially welcome.

Awardee will be notified by May 14th.

*Important Note: This year’s graduate student research/travel award is designated for supporting travel to conduct research.  In alternate years, it will be designated to support graduate student travel to present research at a professional meeting. Former winners of an ATDS Graduate Student Award to present reseach may apply for this award (to conduct research).

2016-2017 Selection Committee: Rebecca Worley, Pam Cobrin, DeAnna Toten Beard