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Tim Kelly announces the winners of USITT Grants during the Awards Banquet at the 2008 Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Houston, Texas.

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Accepting Applications for Fellowships

Tim Kelly
Chair, Grants & Fellowships Committee

The Grants & Fellowships Committee encourages USITT members to submit proposals for funding through a Fellowship. In the funding year 2009, only Fellowship proposals will be accepted; no Project Grant proposals will be considered. This cycle of alternating Fellowships and Project Grants provides each area of interest with equal opportunities. Deadline is January 12, 2009.

Fellowships are awarded for excellence in scholarship or creative activities in the areas of performing arts design and technology. Research or creative activities proposed for Fellowships must have a coherent theme and result in important scholarly or creative activity in anticipation of a significant result. Proposals will be judged in competition with each other. The applicant’s record of excellence in previous work and longevity of membership will be a significant factor in judging applications.

All Fellowship proposals must include the following items in the order listed. Proposals that do not follow this outline will not be considered for funding.
Include ten complete copies of all materials.

  • Application form (available online)
  • Proposal description (500 words maximum)
  • Résumé
  • Three current letters of reference in support of the specific proposal

The deadline to receive Fellowship applications at USITT’s Syracuse office is no later than January 11. Application forms are available online here from the USITT website. The Grants & Fellowships Committee will meet via e-mail to discuss the merits of each proposal and then have a face to face meeting at the 2009 Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Cincinnati to determine if a Fellowship will be awarded.

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