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The American Society for Theatre Research sponsors or coordinates several awards, grants, fellowships, and prizes to support and recognize outstanding scholarship in theatre and performance studies. Follow the links below to read more about each award, including purpose, history, application or nomination procedures, and the selection process. If you have questions, please contact the VP for Awards at awards[at]

2020 Deadlines
Publication & Presentation Prizes: Friday, May 1
Research Grants & Travel Awards: Thursday, July 16

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

Publication & Presentation Prizes (for Your Work)

ATHE-ASTR Award for Excellence in Digital Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2020

Sally Banes Publication Prize
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Oscar G. Brockett Essay Prize
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Cambridge University Press Prize
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Distinguished Scholar Award
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Barnard Hewitt Award
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Errol Hill Award
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Research Grants

The ASTR Collaborative Research Award
Deadline: July 16, 2020

Co-Sponsored Events Awards
First Deadline: March 1, 2020
Second Deadline: July 16, 2020

Grants for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads
Deadline: July 16, 2020

Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Research Fellowships
Deadline: July 16, 2020

Brooks McNamara Publishing Subvention
Deadline: July 16, 2020

Research Fellowships
Deadline: July 16, 2020

Targeted Research Areas Grants
Deadline: July 16, 2020

Travel Awards

Selma Jeanne Cohen Conference Presentation Award
Deadline: Not available for 2020

David Keller Travel Grants
Deadline: Not available for 2020

Thomas Marshall Graduate Student Awards
Deadline: Not available for 2020

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