Society for Theatre Research: Grant Applications are still open !

24 February 2023

Calling All Researchers!

Is there an element within your research topics that deals with an aspect of the British theatre?

The Society for Theatre Research has a long-established research fund, and has recently opened the applications for their research grants which your research topic may be eligible for.

Topics that can be considered when applying include buildings, people, historical or contemporary concerns, theories and practices, and all kinds of performance arts, as long as there is a connection with theatre in Britain or British theatre people.

The Society for Theatre Research invite all engaged in theatre research to apply – for example you may be an early career academic needing help with a particular piece of research, or an independent scholar digging up traces of local theatre or performers, in which case the Research Grants would be suitable for you, or a theatre practitioner engaged in practical research on an aspect of performance practice, in which case you might apply for one of our Practitioner Grants.

Grants on offer

Research grants

For scholars investigating aspects of the British theatre requiring access to archives, collections, specific sites or people, or help with compiling and disseminating original research. These grants are available for academic and non-academic researchers alike, though the standard of work expected will be equivalent to post-graduate level. Grants range from £200 to £1,000, as contributions to the cost of research.


Applications open: 30 January 2023

Applications close:  24 March 2023

Practitioner research and development grants

A number of grants of £200 each will be made available later this year to support those practitioners who are working in the UK to facilitate British and British-related theatre projects. These grants are a development of the programmes we ran in 2020 and 2021. See Covid19 Support Grants 2020 and Practitioner Grants 2021 for more about these. Further details and  form here.


Applications open: 13 February 2023

Applications close: 7 April 2023

Please read the eligibility criteria carefully before choosing which programme to apply for!


How to Apply

You can complete the research grants application form here. Or for more information please visit The Society for Theatre Research, Website or  contact them via email.