The TaPRA Early Career Researcher Prize

This prize recognises excellent research from an early-career researcher and is made for a single short-form piece of research in the public domain.

*The 2022 prize is open for nominations until midnight UK time on 1 February 2022.*

Criteria

  • Originality – What is new/innovative about the work?
  • Quality – What is the quality and rigour of the investigation?
  • Contribution – What new insights does the work offer to theatre and performance?

Submission

  1. One of the following:
    • An article (PDF of published version)
    • A chapter (PDF of published version)
    • Online record of performance as research (please supply a URL and password if appropriate)
  2. A 300-word statement making the case for how the work submitted meets the purpose and criteria of the prize. The statement will not be used as part of the judging process, but it may be used for promotional purposes.
  3. Chapters and performances should be accompanied by an additional 300-word statement that sets out the broader research context of the work and explains the research imperative for the work submitted.

Prize

Invitation to present at the TaPRA conference following the award and costs associated with attendance covered.

Membership of TaPRA a year, normally for the year following the award.

Nomination

Only current TaPRA members can submit nominations for this prize. TaPRA members may self-nominate. Nominations must be seconded by a current TaPRA member. You may not nominate or second more than one person for this prize in any given year. The nominee does not need to be a member of TaPRA or be working in the UK. Nominees may only be nominated for one piece of work in any given year.

Regulations

For this prize, ECR is defined as someone within five years of confirmation of their PhD award by the nomination deadline OR as someone without a PhD who is within the first five years of their appointment as an academic member of staff (full-time or part-time).

The work submitted must be in the public domain within the 12 months leading up to the nomination deadline.

The same piece of work cannot be submitted for this prize more than once.

Winners of this prize may not enter a second time.

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Nomination

Only current TaPRA members can submit nominations for this prize. TaPRA members may self-nominate. Nominations must be seconded by a current TaPRA member.You may not nominate or second more than one person for this prize in any given year.

TaPRA2022 at Essex

Our 2022 conference will be hosted in partnership with The University of Essex.

TaPRA 2022 at Essex

Our 2022 conference will be hosted in partnership with The University of Essex.

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