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New Scholars' Prize

Posted: October 6, 2012

New Scholars' Prize 2014-15

The New Scholars' Prize is awarded to the best essay, judged on originality, coherence and rigour. The prize would enable the winner(s) to attend the 2015 IFTR conference at the University of Hyderabad, India. It covers the following costs: conference registration, economy travel and student accommodation (or equivalent) for the duration of the conference. For details of the 2015 conference visit the IFTR website 2014/15 New Scholars' Prize will be awarded to up to three 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.

Essays must not exceed 4000 words (excluding bibliography) and should not be published or submitted for publication in advance of the award announcement. Candidates should submit entries (in English only) electronically as an e-mail attachment. They will be judged anonymously; hence, the author's name must not appear anywhere in the essay itself. All submissions should be carefully presented and referenced, and must be accompanied by a cover sheet, which can be downloaded HERE. Send entries in MS Word format to the Chair of the Prize Committee, Dr Kene Igweonu  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Results of the competitions will be announced in the first week of February 2015. Prize-winners are expected to make their travel and accommodation arrangements, and will be reimbursed (via bank transfer) upon submission of receipts to the IFTR Treasurer after 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 Entrants are eligible to apply for a conference bursary, but any bursary awarded will be withdrawn in the event of winning this prize, since this prize already covers conference expenses.

NB *The deadline for the New Scholars' Prize is 1 December 2014 (23:59 GMT).