The David Edney Visiting Research Fellowship

Purpose: the David Edney Visiting Research Fellowship reflects the interest expressed in the terms of the David Edney Trust Fund in stimulating and supporting scholarly and artistic work in international theatre and in languages other than English. This Fellowship is designed to coordinate interdisciplinary studies and projects in performance with an emphasis on Drama and Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies. This Fellowship will be offered annually for three years. In the third year, it will be reviewed by the Master Trust Committee (in consultation with the Donor) in order to determine whether it should be continued.

Value and tenability: this Fellowship is worth $25,000. It provides for approved expenses associated with honorarium, travel, accommodation, and research costs for a typical residency of eight to twelve weeks in duration. The Visiting Fellow will also have access to office space and library privileges.

Outcomes: the Fellowship is expected to have at least one of the following outcomes:

  • a major performance either on campus (e.g., with Greystone Theatre) or in the community (e.g., with La Troupe du Jour),
  • a major workshop or conference, and/or
  • interaction with students and faculty through guest lectures, office hours, public speaking engagements, etc.

Eligibility: the David Edney Visiting Research Fellowship will be offered to suitably qualified artists and scholars working independently or as part of a partnership or troupe. An application for the Fellowship will include:

  • a nomination letter by a U of S faculty member,
  • the resumé, curriculum vitae or reference to the website of the proposed Fellow,
  • a project proposal and a budget, and
  • a minimum of one letter of reference from someone other than the nominating faculty.

The focus is on work in languages other than English, including local and International Indigenous languages.

Deadline:  April 30, 2018. 

Please send applications to

Community Fellowship

Term: usually two to ten days (one time renewable)

Value: up to $5000. Shared office space, enhanced opportunities for research networking and exchange, and participation in the broader humanities and fine arts scholarly community. Please note that grants of higher value acknowledge the cost of internati onal travel and visits of longer duration.

Conditions: The successful applicant will:

  • participate actively in relevant programs and activities of the ICCC;
  • give at least one seminar, lecture or public presentation on their work;
  • acknowledge the ICCC in any publications arising from the fellowship; and
  • provide a one-page final report, written by the faculty sponsor and/or the visiting fellow , highlighting the results of the fellowship. Please note that future awards are dependent upon receipt of this report.

Eligibility: Individuals not employed by a university, and especially people whose training and education have come from non-academic sources and followed non -academic pathways. A faculty member, or academic unit, in Humanities and Fine Arts must sponsor the fellow.

Application Procedures: applications must include one copy of each of the following:

  • a letter of recommendation from a Humanities and Fine Arts faculty sponsor, and/or academic unit, explaining how this Fellowship will (1) advance the work of the faculty sponsor /academic unit, and (2) contribute to the goals and visions of the ICCC; 
  • one additional letter of recommendation for the fellow by a person other than the faculty sponsor;
  • a descriptive title and a summary of the project in layperson's terms (150 word maximum ); 
  • a detailed description of the project's objectives, the plans and anticipated outcomes, and a budget for the visit (2 page maximum); and
  • the applicant's CV or resume. 

Adjudication Criteria: The ICCC Adjudication Committee will be guided by a desire to recognize an individual whose collaboration with a University of Saskatchewan faculty member will make a significant contribution to the advancement of interdisciplinary scholarship in the broadly defined areas of culture and creativity. 

Deadline: To be determined.