Faculty Travel/Research Award


Deadline:  April 01, 2018


Purpose: To provide an award in support of faculty travel to conduct research in the field of theatre, drama, and performance of the Americas.

Eligibility: Faculty members at any rank who have not previously been awarded an ATDS Faculty Travel/Research grant are eligible to apply.  Applicants do not have to be ATDS members to submit, but submissions from members are especially encouraged.*

Award Amount: $400.00

The application should include:

  1. A 600-word proposal detailing your research project. Please provide an explanation of the nature and significance of the project, the intended use of archive or scope of the ethnographic study, the intended use of the funding (with budget), and the expected outcome (monograph, conference presentation, article submission, edited volume, performance text, or other creative work, etc.).  Preference will be given to those presentations that best reflect ATDS’s mission to advance the study of American theatre and drama (broadly defined), its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts.  ATDS also encourages the evolving debate exploring national identities and experiences through research, pedagogy, and practice.
  2. A 2-3 pp. bio with most pertinent information.

Submit applications via email to Dr. Lawrence Jasper (ljasper@fullerton.edu)

Awardee will be notified by April 30, 2018.

*Important Note: This year’s faculty research award is designated for supporting travel costs related to archival and ethnographic research.  In 2019, the award will be designated to support faculty travel to academic conferences (including but not limited to ATHE).  Former winners of an ATDS Faculty Travel/Presentation Award may apply for a Travel/Research award.

2017-2018 Selection Committee: Larry Jasper (Cal. State, Fullerton); John Fletcher (Louisiana State University); Jeanmarie Higgins (Penn State)