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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 of the last five 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;

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 Leigh Woods (Chair), David Román and Stephani Woodson. 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 Leigh Woods.

View previous Research Fellowship Award winners here.

The deadline for this award has passed.

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