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Helsinki Prize 2013-14
The Helsinki Prize was founded by the student Congress Team of the 2006 IFTR/FIRT World Congress in Helsinki. Since 2011, it has been offered annually by IFTR to a promising new scholar who may be a postgraduate or lecturer at any university, but whose country of origin and of first degree-level studies is in Africa, Asia, South America or the Middle East, and who wishes to participate in an IFTR/FIRT conference for the first time.
The prize is awarded on the basis of academic merit and strives to promote the exchange and networking of new scholars in developing regions, and to encourage research in the field of theatre in their countries. The prize would enable the winner to attend the 2014 IFTR conference at the University of Warwick, UK by covering the costs of conference registration, economy travel expenses, and student accommodation (or equivalent) for the duration of the conference. For details of the 2014 conference click on http://iftr2014warwick.org
Results of the competition will be announced in the first week of February 2014, and all applicants will be notified. The prize-winner is expected to make his/her own travel and accommodation arrangements and will be reimbursed (via a bank account) upon submission of receipts at the conference. Entrants are eligible to apply for a conference bursary, but any bursary awarded will be withdrawn in the event of winning this prize, since this prize already covers conference expenses.