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Handel Institute – Awards for Research

Applications are invited for Handel Institute Research Awards in support of research into the music or life of George Frideric Handel or his associates or contemporaries. One or more awards may be offered, up to a total of £1,000. Awards will not be made for the payment of university or college fees. There is no application form.
Applicants should submit an outline of their project, a breakdown of their estimated expenditure, and a note of any other funding (for the same project) applied for or received; they should also ask two referees to write on their behalf (references will not be solicited). Applications and references should be sent to or Dr Helen Coffey, Department of Music, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK, and must arrive by 31 December 2016.
All applicants will be contacted as soon as possible thereafter. Any materials bought with an award will become the property of the Handel Institute when the applicant has finished using them.

The recipients of awards in 2015 were:

Robert Rawson (Canterbury): for an edition and recording of Pepusch’s Venus and Adonis
Judit Zsovár (Budapest): for research on the singer Anna Maria Strada

Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft e.V - International Handel Research Prize 2017

In 2015 the Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft is to award for the third time an International Handel Research Prize to a young scholar who has completed a research project on the life or work of George Frideric Handel and has presented the results in a formal research document. The International Handel Research prize is sponsored by the Foundation of the Saalesparkasse. It is valued at €2,000 and entails the presentation of a paper to be read by the prize-winner at the scholarly conference to be held during the annual Handel Festival in Halle an der Saale. Applications may be made by graduates in musicology or related disciplines who have completed their Master's or Doctoral studies (or equivalent research) recently. Historical-critical editions may also be submitted for the prize.

Past details of how to submit an application can be found here. The deadline is 1 February 2017.

The recipient of the award in 2015 was: Dr Regina Compton (Eastman School of Music) for the study of Handel's composition of simple recitative in Handel's Royal Academy operas. She was awarded €2,000, and read a paper at the Halle Handel conference on 8 June 2015.

American Handel Society - The J. Merrill Knapp Research Fellowship

The Board of Directors of The American Handel Society invites applications for the J. Merrill Knapp Research Fellowship to support scholarly projects related to Handel and his world. One or more fellowships may be awarded on even-numbered years to a total of $2,000. Requests for funding may include, but are not limited to, purchase of microfilms, travel for research, and production expenses for publication. This fellowship may be used on its own or to augment other grants or fellowships. In awarding the Knapp Fellowship, preference will be given to graduate students, scholars in the early stages of their careers, and independent scholars with no source of institutional support.
The deadline was 1 March 2016

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