PURPOSE: The purpose of the Drama Therapy Graduate Student Research Award is to encourage research in the field of Drama Therapy.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the Award, the applicant must have completed empirical investigation in the field, utilizing standard and/or Drama Therapy measurement methods as part of a thesis or dissertation in fulfillment of a graduate degree in drama therapy or an academic discipline related to drama therapy. Each year the Graduate Student Research Award is open to theses and dissertations completed within the calendar year previous to the deadline.

INCLUSIVE DATES for EACH YEAR'S AWARD:
September 1st August 31st

GUIDELINES/CRITERIA: This research may be qualitative, quantitative, or both; and must be conducted as part of a thesis or dissertation in fulfillment of a graduate degree in drama therapy or an academic discipline related to drama therapy.

While recognizing the importance of investigation of the artistic processes and the esthetic impact of Drama Therapy, the Award Committee encourages research on the clinical process and/or behavioral outcomes of Drama Therapy. If the Award application is for artistic process or esthetic impact research, it is the responsibility of the applicant to make explicit the linkage between the clinical process and/or behavioral outcome.

Also include:

  Copy of approval letter for your research from
    your university's Internal Review Board (IRB).

AMOUNT OF AWARD: $1,000.

DEADLINE FOR INITIAL SUBMISSIONS: September 1st.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

For Initial Submission, send by electronic mail to
dtfund@dramatherapyfund.org

Or mail four hard copies via post to:

Sally Bailey, Treasurer
The Drama Therapy Fund
1626 Leavenworth Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

1. Abstract of thesis or dissertation addressing the following:

Demographics.

The problem your research addressed.

The relationship and importance of your research to the advancement of Drama Therapy.

Brief outline of methodology used including design, measures, and sample selection.

2. Cover letter addressing the following:

Your basic contact information, including name, address, phone numbers, and email.

Name of school, degree program, and academic advisor and/or BCT.

Additional details on any items in the Abstract you feel merit further comment in relation to the award guidelines.

Plan for dissemination of findings.

Date thesis or dissertation was successfully defended.

3. A letter of support from your faculty supervisor.

NOTIFICATION: The Review Committee will respond to candidates no later than October 1 to inform them if they have been accepted for a full review. At that time, candidates will need to submit three full copies of their thesis or dissertation or submit an electronic copy to the Drama Therapy Fund.

Notification of the award will be made by the end
of the calendar year.

Winners of the Graduate Student Research Award will be posted on the Drama Therapy Fund Website and announced in the National Association for Drama Therapy newsletter Dramascope.

THE DRAMA THERAPY FUND
www.dramatherapyfund.org
1626 Leavenworth Street, Manhattan, KS 66502

info@dramatherapyfund.org