The IFTR runs two annual essay competitions for the New Scholars' Prize and Helsinki Prize.
We welcome essays from any graduate student or post-doctoral researcher whose PhD has been completed less than three years ago, or a researcher without a PhD who has been in an academic post for less than three years.
There is no set theme for these competitions; candidates are encouraged to submit an essay drawing on their current research.
Please Note: submitting an entry for either competition does not constitute a conference enrolment. Applicants wanting to attend the conference should send abstracts to the organisers as outlined in the conference call for papers.
The last date for submission of the essay (3000 - 4000 words) along with a CV is 15 December 2019.
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. Send entries in MS Word format to Professor Bishnupriya Dutt email@example.com
Results of the competitions will be announced on 30 January 2020. Prize-winners are expected to fund their travel and accommodation arrangements, and will be reimbursed (via bank transfer) upon submission of receipts to the IFTR Treasurer after the conference.
New Scholars' Prize 2020
The New Scholars' Prize is awarded to the best essay, judged on originality, coherence and rigour. The first prize would enable the winner(s) to attend the 2020 IFTR conference in Galway 13-17 July 2020. It covers the following costs: conference registration, economy travel and student accommodation (or equivalent) for the duration of the conference.
Helsinki Prize 2020
The Helsinki Prize was founded by the student Congress Team of the 2006 IFTR/FIRT World Congress in Helsinki. Since 2011, it has been offered annually by IFTR to a promising new scholar who may be a postgraduate or lecturer at any university, but whose country of origin and of first degree-level studies is in Africa, Asia, South America or the Middle East, and who wishes to participate in an IFTR conference.
The prize is awarded on the basis of academic merit and strives to promote the exchange and networking of new scholars in developing regions, and to encourage research in the field of theatre in their countries. The prize would enable the winner(s) to attend the 2020 IFTR conference in Galway 13-17 July 2020. It covers the following costs: conference registration, economy travel and student accommodation (or equivalent) for the duration of the conference.
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