AATE Research Awards Call

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
American Alliance for Theatre & Education
contact email: 

THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE FOR THEATRE AND EDUCATION 

invites submissions for the

2020 AATE RESEARCH AWARDS:

 

THE RESEARCH AWARD

THE DISTINGUISHED DISSERTATION AWARD

THE DISTINGUISHED THESIS AWARD

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1st, 2019

 

AATE’s research awards are offered annually to scholars whose research contributes significantly to the field of drama/theatre with or for young people.  We welcome submissions from a wide variety of research traditions that explore any topic related to educational theatre/drama, applied drama/theatre, theatre for youth, and theatre for young audiences, broadly construed. Additional details here: https://www.aate.com/award-descriptions#aate-research

 

Eligibility

  • Any AATE member may submit their work for review. 

  • Theses and dissertations may be entered up to four years from their date of completion (This year, theses and dissertations completed between November 2016 - November 2019 are eligible for submission).  

  • All finalists must register for, attend, and present their research at the Annual AATE Conference to be held in Phoenix, AZ from July 29 to August 2, 2020. 

Submission

Authors should submit the following materials to the Research Awards Chair by e-mail: 

  • A cover page indicating the author’s name, affiliation, address, phone number, e-mail address, study title and (for theses/dissertations) the name and contact information of the committee chairperson

  • An anonymized 1,200-1,500 word abstract of the master’s thesis, doctoral dissertation, or research report, accompanied by a 2-page representative bibliography.  The abstract must NOTinclude any identifying information related to the author or her/his university affiliation

  • For theses and dissertations: a letter from the chairperson of the student’s committee recommending the study for consideration.

 

Each of the above should be attached as separate files to a single message and e-mailed to researchawards@aate.com.

Only electronic submissions in MS Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format will be accepted.

 

Review Timeline

  • All submissions must be received by 11:59pm PST on December 1, 2019.

  • Authors will be notified by February 7th, 2020 as to if their submission will be advanced to Round II of the review process.  Authors whose works are advanced will be asked to submit electronic copies of their entire completed theses / dissertations / research reports by 11:59pm PST onFebruary 15th, 2020.

  • Finalists will be notified of award decisions by May 15th, 2020. Award winners and authors receiving honorable mentions will share and celebrate their research at the annual AATE conference to be held July 29 - August 2, 2020in Phoenix, AZ and will be invited to submit an article based on their research to the Youth Theatre Journal for potential publication.

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Send all electronic submissions and requests for further information to: 

Dr. Mary McAvoy

AATE Research Awards Chair

 

Kristina Friedgen

Research Awards Assistant

researchawards@aate.com