Bursary application process for IFTR Conference 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia, is now open.

Deadline: December 10th.

The mission of the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THEATRE RESEARCH is to foster a fruitfull dialogue among theatre scholars from all over the world. The main action to accomplish this goal is our Annual Conference. In order to ensure broad participation, IFTR will allocate bursaries (for a percentage of total expenses) through an open call. Since the available resources are limited, an ad hoc Bursaries Subcommittee will assess all applications, and rank them based on the quality of the submitted abstract.

If you want to apply, you should download and fill out this policy statement and submit an online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScckLBY1flfhPIryBEYXHebNdCS01JY9byvtaos0C1YnhoLhQ/viewform

Please note that you will have to upload your referee's letter, and the signed policy statement in order to complete your application. 

Please note that, in what relates to the Financial application to attend the IFTR conference in Belgrade, Serbia, 10th-14th July 2018:

  • We ask you to try to be as truthful and precise as possible. All expenses must be expressed in euros.

  • All amounts you mention below will be re-assessed by the Bursary Committee.

  • Applicants from Band B countries will get a maximum bursary up to 70% percent of these revised expenses.

  • Applicants from Band A countries will get a maximum bursary up to 50% of these revised expenses.

  • The bursaries will be disbursed by a bank transfer that will be processed on July 10th. Please consider that bank transfers usually take a week for the money to be available.

  • There is a limit to IFTR’s budget for bursaries.

  • A bed in a double room would cost ca. 40€ per night (level of student accommodation), so the maximum to be allocated in this item is 240 euros total.

    Policy Statement

  • Any bursary awarded by the IFTR is for the purposes of fostering and supporting scholars from all over the globe.

  • Successful applicants must become members of IFTR/FIRT in order to present their papers at the conference.

  • Abstract submission is a separate procedure. General Panel organizers and Working Group conveners will assess the abstract, and inform in due time whether it has been accepted. The Bursary Subcommittee is exclusively responsible for financial support allocation, and is not entitled to provide acceptance letters to the conference.

  • Should you be the winner of the New Scholars or Helsinki Prize, your bursary application will fall away. In other words you will not receive a double award.

  • Bursary awardees are expected to attend the full conference and IFTR/FIRT plenary on the last day. You cannot expect to be paid out in full if you have not attended the conference in full.


    I, (your name) declare that this is a complete, accurate and truthful account of my work situation, my academic standing and my budget for the IFTR conference attendance.

    Given name / Surname:
    of applicant (signed) Date:

    Thank you for taking pains with this application. We will inform you of our decision by the end of January.

  • For further information, visit: https://www.iftr.org/conference

    or email iftrbursaries2018@gmail.com 

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