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|Grants for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads|
Recognizing the deep disparities in available resources that distinguish institutions across our profession and that ultimately impede exchange between scholars within the broadly defined field of theatre studies, the ASTR Grants for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads of up to $1000 promote scholarly and practical exchange among theatre researchers by providing opportunities to faculty at institutions with heavy teaching loads and limited support for scholarship. One year’s membership in ASTR and conference registration accompany the award. Generally stated, the goal of the ASTR Grant for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads is to ensure that institutional affiliation does not hinder the contributions of individual faculty to debates that concern us all and that are central to ASTR's mission of cultivating scholarship on all aspects of theatre studies. In practical terms, the award provides: research support, which may take the form of funding to obtain or travel to research materials (i.e. archives, interview subjects) or contributing to funding of research assistance or course release, etc.; registration for the annual ASTR conference; and one year's membership in ASTR.
Any full-time or contingent instructor at the college level, with a terminal degree and a heavy teaching load or the equivalent load based on heavy production and/or service obligations.
Complete applications must include:
All documents (project description, 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 reviewed by a committee consisting of Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (Chair), Virginia Anderson and Samer Al-Saber. Applications will be evaluated primarily on the feasibility and significance of the proposed research project. Additional consideration will be given to faculty who have extremely limited institutional research support, previously unsupported projects, and projects that enrich ASTR's diversity. Questions may be directed to Lisa Jackson-Schebetta.