The concept of the Handel Research Prize
The George Frideric Handel Society, located in Handel’s birthplace of Halle (Saale), has been awarding the International Handel Research Prize since 2014. The prize is valued at 2000 €, and it is sponsored by the Foundation of the Saalesparkasse. The call for proposals is addressed to graduates of musicology or related disciplines, who have accomplished outstanding research on the life and work of George Frideric Handel.
The concept of the prize is to motivate young scholars to undertake research on Handel, to support them in their research projects, and to secure due notice of their research projects by Handel experts. The prize is awarded at the international scholarly conference of the Handel Festival, where the prize winner is also asked to present a paper. In addition to promoting young scholars, the International Handel Research Prize accentuates the cultural and historical importance of the city of Halle and its place as a center for science and research.
The prize has been rewarded every two years since 2015. See the call for proposals for application details.