The bursary application process is now closed. If you would like to make a donation towards the bursary scheme, please go to Friends, Patrons, Benefactors.

The Organising Committee of the 14th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music is offering a limited number of bursaries, funded by Queen’s University Belfast and the generosity of benefactors.

The conditions under which the bursaries are offered are outlined below.


We are particularly keen on fostering the image of the event as welcoming and supportive of young scholars, on the one hand, and attracting high-profile scholars, on the other. Our aim is to assist young researchers and distinguished retired scholars with no access to institutional funding, who would otherwise be unable to attend conference.

Number and Value of Bursaries

The number of bursaries will be determined by the Organising Committee. The Committee reserves the right to determine the amount of support they will offer.

Applicants should note that the bursaries may only cover partial costs of attending the conference, and that the applicant may need to contribute additional funds towards the overall cost.

Eligibility of Applicants

All delegates are eligible to apply but priority will be given to applicants who might reasonably be expected to find it difficult to obtain funding to attend the conference e.g. research students, those at the beginning of their career, those travelling from areas outside the EU or less developed countries, or retired academics who no longer have access to institutional funding.

Preference will be given to those presenting papers at the conference.

Conditions of Bursary

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • attend the entire conference. Attendance at the conference dinner (evening of 2 July) and business meeting (4 July) is optional. Failure to attend the entire conference (except for the conference dinner and business meeting) will result in the withdrawal of the bursary;
  • write and publish a review of the conference (preferably in an academic journal such as Die Musikforschung, Early Music, Eighteenth-century Music, or any other peer-reviewed publication)

If, for any reason, the successful applicant is unable to attend the conference, they must inform the organisers as soon as possible so that the funds may be allocated to another candidate. If you require a visa to enter the UK, please ensure that you make your application in plenty of time.

Arrangements for Obtaining a Bursary

Completed application forms should be sent to the Organising Committee (see contact details on the application form). Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

The Organising Committee reserves the right to award or withhold bursaries at its own discretion. Successful applicants will be notified by the Organising Committee and be provided with all relevant information in the bursary offer.

All successful applicants should register for the conference as normal, paying all accommodation /conference/travel costs etc. Payment of bursaries to successful applicants will be made in cash (pound sterling) at the beginning of the conference.

Closing Date and Application Form

The closing date for bursary applications is 19 March 2010.

Completed application forms should be emailed to the Organising Committee at baroque.conference@qub.ac.uk. Alternatively, you may fax or post your application to the address/fax number supplied on the application form.

Click on the links below to access the application form, either in MSWord or PDF format.

Application form MSWord
Application form PDF