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Benefits of Membership – 2017

Membership in the ISS brings many benefits, but one of the chief benefits comes from providing to the ISS tax-deductible funds that can be used to support the scheduling of Shaw conferences, symposia, and sessions and the giving of travel grants to the young to attend such events. In this way your regard and enthusiasm for Shaw can best be passed on. Please be as generous as you can in choosing your level of membership. For all gifts, the Recording Shaw will write your name in the Book of Life.


  • ■ With paid membership, the option of a substantially discounted subscription to the bi-annual journal SHAW, published in June and December. See

  • ■ A discounted subscription to The Shavian, the journal of the Shaw Society UK. [End Page 419]

  • ■ Eligibility for and opportunity to contribute to whatever travel and research grants and prizes the ISS offers to encourage the study of Shaw and his circle.

  • ■ A discount of at least $25 on the registration fee for specified ISS conferences & other ISS events.

  • ■ 40% discount on the University Press of Florida Shaw Series books. A purchase code is given to members. See

  • ■ Access to all levels of an ISS Homepage at that will keep everyone informed of relevant activities and provide links to valuable research tools and to opportunities for discussion. The ISS Homepage links to the Members Page via a password available through membership.

  • ■ The latest news on Shaw doings (via email, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, and other internet interactions) such as upcoming conferences, symposia, and other meetings; theater and book notices and reviews; editorials; and much more. Serves as a listserv that invites participation. The webmaster’s email is

  • ■ The right to vote in ISS elections and referendums and the right to hold elected and appointed office and to serve on committees.

ISS Scholarships and Grants

As one of the principal goals of the ISS is to encourage younger generations to experience the delights of reading and seeing Shaw’s works and participating in the discussion of them, the ISS offers a generous program of support in the form of scholarships and grants, most of which are allied with particular events, such as symposia and conferences. To that end, in thirteen years seventy-two young scholars have been awarded ninety Travel Grants to attend the annual Symposia at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Chicago Symposia in 2010 and 2014 co-sponsored by the ShawChicago Theater Company, and the Shaw Conferences in 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 respectively at the University of South Florida, Brown University, Catholic University of America, the University of Guelph (Canada), University College Dublin, the National Trust’s “Shaw’s Corner” at Ayot St. Lawrence, UK, and Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York. If you give a minimum of $500, the grant the ISS gives with that can carry your name, if you wish. [End Page 420]

2017 Membership Form

The latest ISS Membership Form is available at This form is innovative in that it allows you to pay by credit card without establishing an account with PayPal. Just follow the instructions. [End Page 421]



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