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ISS TRAVEL GRANTS & BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS

Application Form & Instructions

February 15, 2017 Deadline

 

 

 

 

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/2017-membership-form.htm.   If you give a minimum of $500, the grant the ISS gives with that can carry your name, if you wish.  

 

 

 

3.) INTRODUCTION TO BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS & ISS TRAVEL GRANTS IN 2017:

 

            In 2017 the ISS will offer more than the usual number of Travel Grants and Bryden Scholarships for the “SHAW at THE SHAW” conference at the Shaw Festival and Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 21-25.  Travel Grants are to assist “emerging scholars” in paying travel expenses not otherwise reimbursed.  The Bryden Scholarship, complementary to the Travel Grant in assisting mainly with housing, 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. 

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4.) GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

 

           For the 2017 “SHAW at THE SHAW” conference 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 five nights, free registration for the conference, and free tickets for the two 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.  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 21-25, 2017. 

 

You might do well to read first the details of the conference as found at www.shawconference.com or, a shorter version, www.shawsocie.org/conference2017.org.  Send questions to the ISS President Michael O’Hara at  mohara@bsu.edu.

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4a.) APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

          Deadline for applications is February 15, 2017.  Follow the instructions below.  Send a brief letter introducing yourself (if unknown to the committee), a 300-500-word abstract of your paper presentation, your application for a Bryden Scholarship and/or Travel Grant, and a c.v., all in one file and in that order, addressed to Professor Christopher Innes at shawconference@gmail.com, with a copy to ISS President Michael O’Hara at mohara@bsu.edu.   Title your application in this way: Your Last Name-Short Title of Proposed Presentation+app.  

 

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 2017 BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIP AND/OR ISS TRAVEL GRANT

 

Just copy and paste the following form into 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 preferred):

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.

 

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