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INTERNATIONAL SHAW SOCIETY

                 TRAVEL GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS FOR “EMERGING SCHOLARS”

Application Forms & Instructions

 

1.) GENERAL INTRODUCTION

2.) TO CONTRIBUTE (includes Names of Grants)

3.) APPLICATION FOR TRAVEL GRANTS TO THE CÁCERES, SPAIN CONFERENCE ON MAY 27-29, 2020.

4.) APPLICATION FOR BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS AND/OR ISS TRAVEL GRANTS FOR THE SYMPOSIUM ON JULY   

     24-26, 2020. 

5a.) APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

5b.) APPLICATION FORM

6.) 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 https://www.shawsociety.org/ISSMembership.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, the Robert A. Gaines Grant, and the Joseph Hassett Grant. 

 

 3.) APPLICATION FOR ISS TRAVEL GRANTS TO THE CÁCERES, SPAIN CONFERENCE ON MAY 27-29, 2020.  To get information about the conference, go to https://shawsociety.org/CFP-SHAW-IN-EUROPE.htm and then follow the links at the bottom.  Normally, “emerging scholars” from North America attending conferences and symposia in the U.S.A and Canada are restricted to $500 in an application for a Travel Grant, but for events in Europe may apply for more if a case can made for that.  Follow the “Application Instructions” below.  

       

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4.) APPLICATION FOR BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS & ISS TRAVEL GRANTS FOR THE ISS SYMPOSIUM IN 2020 (July 23-24-25):

 

          For the 2020 Summer Symposium in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Bryden Scholarships are available and will pay for accommodation for the three nights of the Symposium, free registration for the conference, and a free ticket for the Shaw play, THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLE, at The Shaw Festival (see shawfest.com for other plays offered); 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 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 March 1, 2020.   The deadline for applying for just a Travel Grant  is also March 1, 2020.  Send applications to VP Jennifer Buckley at jennifer-buckley@uiowa.edu and copy the Treasurer Michael O’Hara at mohara@bsu.edu and the Webmaster R. F. Dietrich at dietrich@shawsociety.org.  Acceptance of the Travel Grant and/or Bryden Scholarship assumes that you will attend the entire Symposium and present a paper or appear on a panel as scheduled, July 24-25-26, 2020.  It’s highly recommended that you read first the details of the Symposium as found at www.shawsociety.org/SummerSymposium-2020.htm (when available).  Send questions to the ISS Webmaster, R. F. Dietrich, at dietrich@shawsociety.org.

         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.  

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5a.) APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRAVEL GRANTS and/or BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS

2020 Deadline for applications is March 1, 2020 for the Symposium

and February 7 for the Conference in Spain (Travel Grants only for the conference).

 

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 (Symposium only) and/or Travel Grant, and a c.v.,

4.) all three in one file and in that order, addressed to jennifer-buckley@uiowa.edu .

When emailing, title your application in this way:

Your Last Name--Short Title of Proposed Presentation--Application for what?   

 

In the case of events in the U.S.A. or Canada, $500 is normally the maximum granted for Travel Grants for North  for North Americans, but those coming from abroad may ask for more, and vice versa with events in Europe.   

 

 

5b.) APPLICATION FORM

 

FOR 2020 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 (Brydens pertain only to Symposia at Niagara-on-the-Lake:

 

1) Name:

2) Address:

3) Email Address (correspondence by email is required):

4) Telephone Numbers (Home, Work, Cell):

5) Your Current Academic Affiliation (as student or teacher):

6) Proposed Paper Title:

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

8) Studies of Shaw You Are Currently Involved In:

9) Future Plans for Study of Shaw:

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

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

 

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

Instructions and Application

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 up to $1,000 USD (depending upon how extensive the research project is and whether other grants are involved) 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 prior to applying by going to https://www.shawsociety.org/ISSMembership.htm and following the directions.  Scholarship winners will be expected at the nearest opportunity to present a paper on their research at an ISS Summer Shaw Symposium (annual) or Conference (as scheduled), even if being used as part of a monograph.  Applications must include a detailed research proposal and cv and must be submitted to the President of the International Shaw Society, Robert A. Gaines at rgaines@aum.edu. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2019 and results will be announced by November 1, 2019.  

Use the form below to provide information. Your application will be judged partly on your knowledge of the research opportunities available at the site(s) and readiness to begin. 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. 

1.) Name of Applicant:

2.) Name of Research Project:

3.) Street Address:

4.) Email Address (correspondence by email is required):

5.) Telephone Numbers (Home, Work, Cell):

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

7.) Site(s) of Research Project and dates of research confirmed or applied for:

8.) Cite what works you have discovered at the site(s) that will contribute to your  

     research:

9.) Other financial aid grants applied for relevant to this application:

10.) Detailed Description of Research Project, appended by a list of all costs expected.  You will not be asked to send receipts for costs.  The grant of up to $1,000 will be sent to you after your return from the research venture and you have reported to the committee the results of it and steps you have taken to share it with the ISS community by delivering a paper at a Symposium or Conference or by publishing it in some form.

11.) A final report should be sent when your research has resulted in a manuscript published or a paper presented at a conference or symposium.

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

     your career, noting especially work in Shaw Studies.

 

NOTE: This announcement is online at https://www.shawsociety.org/ISSGrants&Scholarships.htm. 

 

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