New Scholars' Prize 2012-13
The New Scholars' Prize is awarded to the best essay, judged on originality, coherence and rigour. The prize would enable the winner to attend the 2013 IFTR/FIRT conference in Barcelona, Spain and covers conference registration, economy travel expenses, and student accommodation (or equivalent) for the duration of the conference. For details of the 2013 conference click http://www.firt2013barcelona.org/. The 2012/13 New Scholars' Prize will be awarded to up to 3 individuals who are adjudged as having the best essays.
The author(s) of the winning essay(s) will be encouraged to submit the same for publication in Theatre Research International, at the discretion of the editor. Where appropriate, the judges will also select several of the submitted essays for mentoring by senior scholars, prioritising contestants from developing countries.
Results of the competition will be announced in January 2013, and all applicants will be notified. The prize-winners are expected to make their 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 Entrants are eligible to apply for a conference bursary, but any bursary awarded will be withdrawn in the event of winning this prize, since conference expenses are already covered by this prize.