International Handel Research Prize 2023

In 2023, the George Frideric Handel Society will award its International Handel Research Prize for the sixth time 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. Research teams also may apply.

The International Handel Research Prize is sponsored by the Foundation of the Saalesparkasse. It is valued at €2000 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 (30–31 May 2023).

Applications may be submitted by graduates of musicology or related disciplines who have completed their Master’s or Doctoral studies (or equivalent research) between 2020 and 2022. Historical-critical editions may also be submitted for the prize. Studies in English or German are accepted.

Applications for the International Handel Research Prize should be sent by 30 November 2022 (postmark) to the:

Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft e.V.
Grosse Nikolaistrasse 5
06108 Halle (Saale)

The application must include the scholarly work undertaken (in printed and in electronic form) and be accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae and an account of the applicant’s career. Reports can be enclosed.

The prize winner will be selected by a panel from the Foundation of the Saalesparkasse and the George Frideric Handel Society. The prize will be presented in Halle in June 2023, during the scholarly conference of the Halle Handel Festival.

Halle (Saale), 24 February 2022

Download the call for proposals:

Handel Research Prize 2023 [596KB/PDF]

Forschungspreis 2023 Ausschreibung [599KB/PDF]