www.shawsociety.org

END

 

ISS TRAVEL GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Application Form & Instructions

April 1, 2018 Deadline (see below)

1.) GENERAL INTRODUCTION

2.) TO CONTRIBUTE (includes Names of Grants)

3.) INTRODUCTION TO BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS & ISS TRAVEL GRANTS IN 2018:

4.) GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS & ISS TRAVEL GRANTS IN 2018:

4a.) APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

4b.) APPLICATION FORM

5.) THE R. F. DIETRICH RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP FOR SHAW STUDIES

 

 

 

 

1.)  GENERAL INTRODUCTION:

 

          As one of the principal goals of the International Shaw Society is to encourage younger generations to experience the delights and enlightenment of reading and seeing Shaw’s works and participating in the discussion of them, the ISS offers a generous program of support for “emerging scholars” in the form of scholarships and travel grants, which are allied with particular events, such as symposia and conferences.

 

2.) TO CONTRIBUTE:

 

To contribute to the fund for grants and scholarships, include donations in your membership application or renewal. See the membership form at www.shawsociety.org/2018-membership.htm.   If you give a minimum of $500, the grant the ISS gives with that can carry your name, if you wish.   This year, for example, the ISS Grants will be named the Elizabeth and David Cayer Grant, the Roelina and Charles Berst Grant, the Claudio and Rosalie Haddad Grant, the Lori and Richard Dietrich Grant, and the Joseph Hassett Grant. 

 

 

TOP

3.) INTRODUCTION TO BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS & ISS TRAVEL GRANTS IN 2018:

 

            For the 2018 Summer Symposium in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Bryden Scholarships are available and will pay for accommodation for the three nights of the Symposium; Travel Grants (maximum of $500 unless you are overseas) are available to assist “emerging scholars” in paying travel expenses not otherwise reimbursed.  You can apply for both, and at least two Bryden Scholars will receive Travel Grants as well.  You can apply for a Travel Grant without applying for a Bryden Scholarship. The deadline for applying for the Bryden/Travel Grant or Bryden alone is April 1, 2018.   The deadline for applying for just a Travel Grant ($500 maximum) is also April 1, 2018. 

          The Bryden Scholarship is named after Professor Ronald Bryden, former Literary Adviser to the Shaw Festival, who was, at various times, the dramaturge to Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company, one of England’s leading drama critics, and the head of the Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama at the University of Toronto. A collection of his essays entitled Shaw and his Contemporaries has been published by the Shaw Festival. 

TOP

 

 

 

4.) GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

 

           For the 2018 Summer Symposium (July 27-28-29) in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, use the same form (at the bottom) for your application for an ISS Travel Grant and/or a Bryden Scholarship.

 

More specifically, the Bryden Scholarship will provide free accommodation for three nights, (July 27, 28, 29, 2018), free registration for the conference, and free tickets for the three Shaw plays.  The ISS Travel Grant, normally a maximum of $500 but those coming from overseas may ask for more, contributes toward paying travel and registration expenses that are not reimbursed.  But note that a grant winner would be responsible for arranging and paying for accommodations and most meals.   If you apply for and are awarded both a Bryden Scholarship and a Travel Grant, that means that almost everything would be paid for except most meals and local transportation.  

 

Acceptance of the Travel Grant and/or Bryden Scholarship assumes that you will attend the entire conference and present a paper or appear on a panel as scheduled, July 27-28-29, 2018.

 

It’s highly recommend that you read first the details of the Symposium as found at www.shawsociety.org/SummerSymposium-2018.htm.  Send questions to the ISS President Michael O’Hara at  mohara@bsu.edu or, for questions about paper proposals, to Professor Lawrence Switzky at  lawrenceswitzky@gmail.com.

 

top

 

4a.) APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

          2018 Deadline for applications is April 1 for Bryden Scholarships and Travel Grants.

Follow the instructions below:

1.) Send a brief letter introducing yourself (if unknown to the committee),

2.) a 300-500 word abstract of your paper presentation (use the longer if

unknown to the committee),

3.) your application for a Bryden Scholarship and/or Travel Grant, and a c.v.,

4.) all three in one file and in that order, addressed to Professor Lawrence

Switzky at lawrenceswitzky@gmail.com, with a copy to ISS President Michael

O’Hara at mohara@bsu.edu.  

When emailing, title your application in this way: Your Last Name-Short Title of Proposed Presentation-Application for what?   

 

Travel Grant amount to request: $500 is normally the maximum granted for North

Americans, but those coming from abroad may ask for more. 

 

 

4b.) APPLICATION FORM

 

FOR 2018 BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIP AND/OR ISS TRAVEL GRANT

 

Just copy and paste the following form into an email or a document that can be attached

to an email.  Please type your responses to all items, expanding sections as needed. 

 

Applying for Bryden, Travel Grant, or Both?:

 

Name:

Address:

Email Address (correspondence by email is required):

Telephone Numbers (Home, Work, Cell):

Your Current Academic Affiliation (as student or teacher):

Proposed Paper Title:

Projected Travel Expenses (Please limit this to unreimbursed expenses):

Studies of Shaw You Are Currently Involved In:

Future Plans for Study of Shaw:

Are there any special reasons why you should be given this grant?

Attach a C.V. that demonstrates your scholarship and research over the course of your career.

 

TOP

5.) THE R. F. DIETRICH RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP FOR SHAW STUDIES

Named in honor of the Founding President of the International Shaw Society, “The R. F. Dietrich Research Scholarship for Shaw Studies” is an annual award of $1,000 USD to support research into any aspect of the life and work of Bernard Shaw by a graduate student or early-career scholar.   The award, which may be held in conjunction with other awards, is intended to help defray costs associated with visits to libraries and other institutions that hold special Shaw collections and archives.  Other research-related costs may be eligible at the discretion of the Selection Committee.  Candidates must be members of the International Shaw Society, which you can join by going to www.shawsociety.org/2018membership.htm (change the year as necessary) and following the directions.  Scholarship winners will be expected in due course to present a paper on their research at an ISS Symposium or Conference.   Applications should include a detailed research proposal and cv and should be submitted to the President of the International Shaw Society (to identify the current ISS President, consult http://www.shawsociety.org/2017-ISS-GOVERNING-COUNCIL.htm).  The deadline for applications is September 30 and results will be announced by November 1.   Use the form below to provide information.

 

Just copy and paste the following form into an email or a document that can be attached to an email.  Please type your responses to all items, expanding sections as needed. 

 

Name of Research Project:

Name of Applicant:

Address:

Email Address (correspondence by email is required):

Telephone Numbers (Home, Work, Cell):

Your Current Academic Affiliation (as student and/or teacher):

Site(s) of Research Project and Dates of Research Confirmed or Anticipated:

Detailed Description of Research Project:

Attach a C.V. that demonstrates your scholarship and research over the course of your career.

 

 

TOP

END

 

 

 

Webmaster: RFD (dietrich@usf.edu)