Every year a maximum scholarship of $1000 is available by competition to established as well as new theatre specialists. Preference is given to theatre research, but projects touching on dance, opera, cinema, television, or scenography are also eligible.
The scholarship is aimed towards projects not usually fundable under other subsidy schemes. For example, the commitee will refuse a request for doctoral research money, but will welcome a well-defined project including subsidy for travel to theatre sites, for consulting special collections, for purchase or access to film or vidoe materials.
List of Previous Recipients
Candidates are asked to submit the following:
1) a letter (1 to 2 pages) describing the project for which assistance is required.
2) a detailed breakdown of costs
3) a current Curriculum vitae
4) information concerning applications to other granting agencies
5) the names of two persons who have been asked to send letters of reference directly to the Secretary of the Committee. These letters should comment on the project, on the candidate's scholarship record and potential.
This year's deadline for applications for the 2001 Heather McCallum Scholarship is 27 April 2001. The results of the competition will be announced during the annual ACTR conference which is usually held near the end of May. The committee reserves the right to award only a portion of the funds requested. As well, the committee can divide the scholarship between several deserving candidates. The principle goal of this scholarship is to support the development of theatre research project, with preference to Canadian projects ineligible for other subsidies.
Applications should be sent to:
REID GILBERT, Secretary
Heather McCallum Scholarship Fund
Department of English
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7J 3H5
1. The Fund will be administered by a committee of no fewer than four established scholars and researchers in the field, appointed by the Association for Canadian Theatre Research/ l'Association de la recherche theatrale au Canada, for terms of three years, with re-appointments possible. Appointments to the committee will be effective as of the Annual General Meeting.
2. The fund encourages applications for a variety of projects related to the performing arts in Canada, and especially to Canadian theatre research, e.g.: assistance in the preparation of a manuscript for publication; assistance in the creation of a short film or videotape; assistance in the collating and publication of a collection of work for a performing arts archival collection; assistance with fees for specialized archival training; travel assistance to visit or work with a special collection; assistance towards the purchase or transfer of required materials from films or videotapes, and so on.
3. The Scholarship is a project-oriented award. Although postgraduate thesis research and expenses are normally ineligible, clearly defined projects related to the area of research are eligible.
4. Until the Fund is more fully established, grants will be under, and not likely to exceed, $1000. Sometimes joint awards are made.
5. The Scholarship is open to all fields related to theatre research in Canada. Theatre is to be seen in its broadest sense: projects might include elements of other forms, such as dance, opera, film, and television.
6. If a number of applications are of equal importance, preference will be given to an application within the mandate of ACTR/ARTC.
7. The Fund reserves the right to award only part of the financial assistance sought in the grant application.
1. Applicants must provide:
2. Preference will be given to candidates not fully established in their careers and not eligible for funds for the particular project applied for from federal, provincial, and municipal arts councils or from institutions.
3. Applicants need not be members of ACTR/ARTC.
4. The deadline for grant applications to the Heather McCallum Scholarship Fund is usually the last Friday of April. In 2001, the due date will be 30 April 2001. The winner(s) of the Scholarship will be notified by mail and announced publicly at the annual ACTR/ARTC conference normally around the end of May.
5. Winners of the Heather McCallum Scholarship will be required to submit a written report by 1 May of the following year. If a project extends beyond one year, a second report will be required upon completion.
6. Publications, films, or videotapes assisted by the Heather McCallum Scholarship Fund must include a credit to the award.
1.The excellence of the project and its contribution to the discipline.Tax-deductible contributions to the McCallum Fund will be welcomed warmly by our treasurer.
2. A project which can be completed in a reasonable time.
3. The academic record or potential of the applicant.
4. If the request is to purchase anything of archival value (e.g. manuscripts, videotapes, films, etc.) that these be deposited subsequently in the public domain.