2016 STR Research Awards

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The application date for the Research Awards 2016 has now passed.
The next opportunity to apply will be at the end of this year, for the 2017 Awards.

Applications for the Paul Iles Bequest are still being accepted. Initial declarations of interest and outline proposals are invited from interested persons, and proposals should be submitted by the end of September 2016.


The Society has established its own research fund. The capital includes bequests from the estates of Stephen Joseph, Anthony Denning and Kathleen Barker. Awards may be made annually of sums ranging from £200 to £1,000, as contributions to the cost of research which is substantially concerned with the history and practice of the British theatre.

Private scholars, theatre professionals, academic staff, and students, of any nationality, are welcome to apply for Awards to help with such endeavours as the completion of work in progress; professional training in research techniques to assist established projects; a subvention towards the publication of completed work to which a publisher is already demonstrably committed (confirmation of this is required).

The closing date for applications has now passed.
All applicants will be notified of the result of their application by the beginning of May, and the awards will be formally announced at the Annual General Meeting on May 17th.

All correspondence is conducted by email. Please note that rogue spam filters, typos, and other glitches can prevent your email being received. Every email to awards@str.org.uk will be acknowledged within 48 hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within this time please re-send it, do not assume your email has been received.

The Society has now made grants in excess of £111,000 to 256 recipients since the first awards in 1988.

Awards totalling £4975 were announced at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in May 2015, which included £160 from the Craig Fund, and £200 from the President’s Fund. See the list of winners here.

Information on how to apply can be found here.

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