English students are invited to apply for various funding opportunities and prizes, including:
- The Albert Wertheim Fellowship ($18,000), which provides a one-year stipend to an advanced doctoral student writing a dissertation on theatre, dramatic literature, or performance studies.
- The Albert Wertheim Essay Prize ($500), alternately awarded to the best graduate and undergraduate essay in theatre, dramatic literature, or performance studies each year.
These awards are named to celebrate the long and illustrious career of Albert Wertheim, who taught at Indiana University from 1969 until the time of his death in 2003. All graduate students in the English department working on projects in drama, theatre history, and performance studies are eligible to apply for both awards.
Both gifts are made possible through the generosity of the Wertheim family and Professor Wertheim’s many friends and former colleagues. The Fellowship is the gift of Ted Widlanski and Martha Jacobs, close friends of Professor Wertheim.