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Grants and Awards

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Handel Institute – Awards for Research

Handel Institute Research Awards are intended to help individual scholars pursue a research project relating to George Frideric Handel or his associates or contemporaries. No single award will exceed £1,000, but more than one award may be made. Awards may not be used to pay university or college fees. The closing date for applications is 30 November 2020.

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Handel Institute - Conference Awards

Handel Institute Conference Awards are intended to help individuals attend an overseas conference to read a paper on a Handel-related subject that has already been accepted by the conference organisers. The awards, which relate to the cost of travel and/or accommodation, are open to UK residents who wish to attend a conference elsewhere and to overseas residents who wish to attend one in the UK; preference will be given to postgraduate students and early-career academics. Closing dates for applications are 30 April, 31 August and 30 November.

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Handel Institute – Grants for Staged Productions of Handel's Operas

The Handel Institute offers a grant of up to £5,000 towards a production of an opera by Handel. The production should be planned to take place before the end of 2020. The production company may be professional or amateur or a combination.

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Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft e.V - International Handel Research Prize 2021

In 2021 the Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft is to award for the fifthe 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 (31 May–2 June 2021). Applications may be made by graduates in musicology or related disciplines who have completed their Master's or Doctoral studies (or equivalent research) between 2018 and 2020. Historical-critical editions may also be submitted for the prize. Studies in English or German language are accepted.

Details of how to submit an application can be found here. The closing date for applications is 30 November 2020.

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.

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