Awards to Support Scholarship in Theatre

Funding Agency:
American Society for Theatre Research

The American Society for Theatre Research sponsors or coordinates several awards, grants, fellowships, and prizes to support and recognize outstanding scholarship in theatre and performance studies. Follow the links below to read more about each award, including purpose, history, application or nomination procedures, and deadline. Please note that deadlines may change each year.

2024 Deadlines

Publication & Presentation Prizes: April 22, 2024
Research Grants & Travel Awards: July 16, 2024


Publication & Presentation Prizes

ATHE-ASTR Award for Excellence in Digital Scholarship
Deadline: February 2024

Sally Banes Publication Prize
Deadline: April 22, 2024

Oscar G. Brockett Essay Prize
Deadline: April 22, 2024

Cambridge University Press Prize
Deadline: April 22, 2024

Distinguished Scholar Award
Deadline: April 22, 2024

Barnard Hewitt Award
Deadline: 2023 Cycle deadline extended until November 10

Errol Hill Award
Deadline: April 22, 2024

Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize
Deadline: April 22, 2024

ASTR Translation Prize
Deadline: April 22, 2024

Research Grants

The ASTR Collaborative Research Award
Deadline: July 16, 2024

Co-Sponsored Events Awards
First Deadline: May 15, 2023
Second Deadline: December 15, 2023

Jessica Berson Dance Research Assistance Fund Grant
Deadline: July 16, 2024

Grants for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads
Deadline: July 16, 2024

Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Research Fellowships
Deadline: July 16, 2024

Brooks McNamara Publishing Subvention
Deadline: July 16, 2024

Research Fellowships
Deadline: July 16, 2024

Targeted Research Areas Grants
Deadline: July 16, 2024

Travel Awards

Selma Jeanne Cohen Conference Presentation Award
Deadline: July 16, 2024

David Keller Travel Grants
Deadline: July 16, 2024

Thomas Marshall Graduate Student Awards
Deadline: July 16, 2024

José Esteban Muñoz First-Time Presentation Award
July 16, 2024

Agency Website

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

April 22, 2024