Fellowships and Awards

Theatre Program Fellowships and Awards

Cohn-Lortell Theatre-Going Award

In 1990, the Program established an award of up to $1000 to allow a student  to attend theatre in some international theatre center for a week or so during the January intersession (or over the summer vacation). To apply students should submit to the Executive Officer a statement outlining what city and why they would like to visit (only non-English speaking countries). Preference will be given to students who have had less opportunity for international travel, who have studied or are studying the language necessary for their proposed destination, and who show some familiarity, in their application, with the specific theatrical fare available in their proposed destination. Note: This is an award for theatre-going, not research, and the application should not include any plans for research.

Available to all students, one per year, may only be given to any student once.

June Bennett Larsen Fellowship for Dissertation Research

June Bennett Larsen Fellowship – In Spring 2008, the estate of Dr. June Bennett Larsen, an alumna of the Theatre Program, established a fund of up to $2,000 annually to support outstanding dissertation students.  Eligibility is limited to doctoral candidates in the Theatre Program who have advanced to candidacy, whose dissertation prospectus has been approved, and whose research is underway at the time of application.

Applicants will submit a one-page summary of their dissertation prospectus, a statement describing their research plan and its relevance to their dissertation, a detailed budget, and a letter of support from their dissertation director or another member of their committee.  Eligible expenses include travel and accommodation costs, along with other costs of data collection (e.g., photocopies or microfilms).  Students who receive travel awards are responsible for submitting to the Executive Officer a full report on their use of the award (including appropriate receipts) no later than the end of the semester in which their funded research took place.

Please Note:  This award is not to be used to support attendance at conferences at which the research is presented.  It will be given only once to any particular student.

Available to Level III students with approved dissertation prospectus.

 

Martin S. Tackel American Theatre Research Fund

In Fall 2006, Dr. Martin S. Tackel, an alumnus of the Program, established a fund of $5000 to support dissertation research in American theatre history and/or criticism.  Eligibility is limited to doctoral candidates in the Theatre Program who have advanced to candidacy, whose dissertation prospectus has been approved, and whose research is underway at the time of application.  Applicants will submit copies of their dissertation prospectus, a statement describing their travel plans, an explanation of the relevance of that travel for their research, a detailed budget, and a letter of support from their dissertation director or another member of their committee.  Eligible expenses include travel and accommodation costs, along with other costs of data collection (e.g., photocopies or microfilms).  Students who receive travel awards are responsible for submitting to the Executive Officer a full report on their use of the award (including appropriate receipts) no later than the end of the semester in which their funded research took place.

Available to Level III students with approved dissertation prospectus conducting research into American Theatre.

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Outside Fellowships and Awards