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Handel Institute – Awards for Research

The Handel Institute offers Awards in support of research projects involving the music or life of George Frideric Handel or his associates or contemporaries. The guidelines for applicants are currently being revised and will be made available as soon as possible. The closing date for applications will be 1 December 2017.

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 was 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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