David Keller Travel Grants
Deadline: All application materials must be received by July 1, 2013. Applicants are responsible for seeing that letters of recommendation are sent by the deadline.
Purpose: Each year the American Society for Theatre Research awards up to three grants of $800 each in honor of the late David Mathias Keller (1936-1994), Professor of English, Speech and Theatre at the City University of New York's Kingsborough Community College and a Visiting Professor at Cornell University. Professor Keller - a director, actor and production manager - also served as the Treasurer of ASTR for many years. The purpose of the grants is to encourage untenured scholars with terminal degrees to become active members of the Society by helping them to meet the expenses of attending the ASTR annual meeting in November. ASTR conference registration fees will be waived for grant winners.
Eligibility: Any untenured scholars with terminal degrees, including independent scholars and tenure-track and adjunct faculty, are eligible.
Evaluation: Applications will be judged by a committee comprised of Deborah Paredez (chair), Megan Sanborn-Jones, and Gibson Cima. Criteria include the quality of the applicant's expression of interest in attending this ASTR meeting, on the applicant’s record of achievement in scholarship and/or service, and on the recommenders’ letters of support.
Note: In the event that a person is chosen to receive more than one award to help defray the costs of attending the ASTR conference, that person will receive the money associated with the larger of the two awards but will be acknowledged as a winner of both. The relevant awards committees shall have the right to disburse monies unspent by the award recipient to support additional worthy applicants.