TRI Fellowship

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Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute
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1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
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2015-2016 Visiting Research Fellowships 

Application deadline
15 April 2015

The Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute invites applications for two fellowships:

•    The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Visiting Research Fellowship for scholars who wish to do research that requires significant use of the Institute’s collections.  The fellowship is $3000 for the period of at least one month, for research to be performed during the period 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016.  A selected list of holdings with brief collection descriptions may be found at the Institute website, http://go.osu.edu/tri.

•    The Irwin and Jane Spector Fellowship for scholars engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research that requires significant use of the Institute's collections on Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Fellowship stipends are $750 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks. For detailed information about the Dalcroze research resources of The Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute, please see collection finding aids:

Irwin Spector Collection: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/archives/ead/xOU-TR0010

Dalcroze School of Music Collection: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/archives/ead/xOU-TR0015

Dalcroze Society of America Collection:http://rave.ohiolink.edu/archives/ead/xOU-TR1001

John Colman Collection: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/archives/ead/xOU-TR0013

Foreign nationals as well as United States citizens may apply.  Preference is given to applicants from outside the Columbus, Ohio, commuting area.

Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the period of the award. It is anticipated that during their residencies, fellows will share their work with the university community through a lecture, master class, or other appropriate means. A brief final report on research conducted during the residency must be submitted within two months after the completion of the residency.

The Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute holdings include design and technical theatre collections, personal papers, and organizational archives.  Through the University Libraries in association with the Department of Theatre, the Institute acquires, preserves, and makes accessible materials documenting the performing arts for the purposes of scholarship, education, and enjoyment; provides an active teaching component; serves as a source for new works creation, development, and reconstruction; and enriches patrons' experiences of materials revealing our performing arts culture and history. 

For further information, please contact the Fellowship Committee, care of Nena Couch (couch.1@osu.edu; office: 614-292-9606), Beth Kattelman (kattelman.1@osu.edu; office: 614-688-3305), or Mary Tarantino (tarantino.1@osu.edu; office: 614-688-4349).

Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute Fellowship Application

Application Pdf

Applicant Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

Phone: _______________________________   Email: _______________________________

Fellowship for which you are applying:

Lawrence and Lee Fellowship ­­­­_____________      Spector Fellowship _____________

Anticipated dates of research: _____________________________________________________

Please submit the following:

1)   a statement not to exceed three pages describing the research project and the relevance of the Institute's collections to that project

2)   a summary curriculum vitae not to exceed three pages  

3)   two letters of recommendation

Application deadline: 15 April 2015

All application materials should be sent to:

Fellowship Committee
libtri@osu.edu (email submission preferred)
The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute
119 Thompson Library
1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210