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. Applications must be submitted before expenditure is incurred, and preference will be given to postgraduate students and early-career academics.


Applications should include the following information:


  • name, email address and institutional affiliation (if any) of the applicant
  • details of the conference: title, organising body, place, date(s)
  • title and abstract of the paper to be delivered (not more than 300 words)
  • evidence that the paper has been accepted by the conference organisers
  • details of travel and/or accommodation costs (based on cheapest reasonable estimates)
  • details of any financial assistance (for this purpose) already received
  • details of any outstanding applications for such financial assistance


Closing dates for applications are 30 April, 31 August and 30 November. Applications should be sent to Prof. Matthew Gardner,