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The purpose of the ASTR Research Fellowships is to underwrite some of the research expenses of scholars undertaking projects significant to the field of theatre and/or performance studies. The total award of up to $3000 may be divided among multiple winners. The fellowships can be used in conjunction with funding from other sources. Eligibility: Anyone holding a terminal degree and who has been a member of ASTR for at least three years is eligible to apply. Rank and institutional affiliation are not considered. 


  • A 150-word abstract of the project;
  • A longer but concise narrative description of the project, indicating its procedures, goals, and significance within the field of theater/performance studies;
  • A budget for the project, indicating the portion of expenses that ASTR funds will be used to underwrite, such as travel, reproductions, etc.;
  • A two-page curriculum vitae;
  • And, three letters of support from scholars in the proposed or related fields of study.

Recommendations should be submitted here.

All documents (applications, curriculum vitae, etc.) should be uploaded below. Documents should be sent in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format


Applications will be assessed by a committee consisting of Carol Martin (chair), Leigh Woods and David Roman. Committee members will consider the merit of the project within the field of theater/performance studies and of the individual scholar's academic research endeavors. Please direct questions to Carol Martin.

View previous Research Fellowship Award winners here.

Submissions for this award have closed for 2015.

Applicants will be notified by July 1, 2015.

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