This award commemorates the contribution of Professor David Bradby to the development of the discipline in the UK as a teacher, scholar, practitioner and former Chair of SCUDD.
The Award aims to support a research project that makes a contribution within the UK to the understanding of and/or engagement with theatre and performance practices in other parts of Europe.
Scope and Eligibility
A single award will be made annually on a competitive basis. The initial level of the award is set at £750. Normally, this figure and the guidelines will be reviewed annually.
Applications are restricted to individuals who:
- Are employed by a SCUDD member unit for a minimum of 0.2 fte; AND
- Fall within the AHRC definition of an early career researcher (that is, currently: to be within 8 years of being awarded a PhD OR 6 years of his/her first full-time contract in a teaching and/or research post.
Applicants for this award would not normally be eligible to apply for a Post-graduate Scholarship.
The award is to support a research project which will be completed in normal circumstances within 12 months of the date the award is offered. Payments will be made EITHER directly to the employing institution OR to the recipient of the award.
Applicants are required to give information under the following headings:
- Project: a statement about the project for which the award is requested and the stage of completion currently reached (250-300 words);
- Purpose of the award: the specific purposes for which the award would be used, with an indication of approximate costs (250 – 300 words);
- An outline budget: indicating the main areas of expenditure;
- A current CV.
A call for applications will be made at the November General Meeting and posted on the SCUDD discussion list, with this guidance posted on the SCUDD website.
The deadline for applications will normally be by the end of January in each year, with the outcome announced at the Annual General Meeting and Conference. It is expected that the winner of the award will attend the conference and AGM, and SCUDD will provide conference fees.
Applications will be submitted electronically to a nominated Ordinary Member of the Executive who will convent an assessment panel. The panel will consist of the Ordinary Member, a Life Member of the Association who will chair the panel, plus one other member drawn from the membership.
The panel will judge applications on the basis of:
- Research rigour;
- The deliverability of the project;
- Clear statement of the outcomes. These might include but are not limited to:
– A conference or published paper;
– A public performance or workshop;
– An application to a funding council or other relevant body for a larger project for which this might serve as a pilot;
- All outputs should acknowledge that SCUDD has supported the project.
This award may be used to cover:
- Travel and subsistence costs associated with the research project;
- Costs associated with practice-as-research;
- Costs associated with accessing material, including performances and archives;
- Costs associated with documentation and reproduction of material.
The following costs are not covered by this award:
- Conference fees and costs of attending a conference;
- Capital costs and equipment;
- Replacement teaching costs;
- Costs associated with disseminating existing research.