There are no restrictions on the status or nationality of applicants, or the location of the research. However, it must be substantially concerned with the history and practice of the British theatre, including music hall, opera, dance, and other associated performing arts; exclusively literary topics are not eligible.
While applications will need to show evidence of the value of the research and a scholarly approach, they are by no means restricted to those engaged in formal academic work. Many awards, including major ones, have been made to independent researchers, who are encouraged to apply. The Society also welcomes proposals which in their execution extend methods and techniques of historiography.
In coming to its decisions, the Society will consider the progress already made by applicants and the possible availability of other grants. Given the sums available for our research awards, we look for applications where there is a clear articulation of expenditure against a specific research project, and we are unable to consider those where the requested sum is indicated as being for general subsistence.
Completed applications will be required by 1 February 2001
Enquiries concerning the application procedure should be addressed, in writing and as soon as possible, to: