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 Jonathan Harvey Scholarship in Music Composition
Summary:PhD Scholarship
Deadline: 14 February 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: The Department of Music and Humanities is pleased to invite applications for the Jonathan Harvey Scholarship and for full or partial fee-waiver bursaries for PhD studies in Music Composition starting in September 2020.

The scholarship and fee-waivers are open to applicants engaged in any form of musical composition.

With over 100 students representing numerous fields of study and more than 20 nationalities, our postgraduate community is a vital, diverse, and vibrant part of the life of the department. Our composition students are typically affiliated with the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM;, a lively and enthusiastic community of staff and students reflecting a variety of compositional practices and approaches. Other postgraduate students are associated with at least one of our other research centres: the Centre for Music, Culture and Identity (CMCI; and the Research Centre for Performance Practices (ReCePP) Each of the centres runs a series of events to support the work of its research students, including weekly seminars, workshops, masterclasses, concerts, workgroups, colloquia, and fora.

The university is home to the world-renowned Huddersfield Contemporary Music festival, and its archive centre, Heritage Quay (, houses an extensive selection of music-related resources including the British Music Collection (, a collection of over 40,000 scores, recordings, books, and ephemera, plus the archives of the Society for the Promotion of New Music and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. The University features one of the UK’s leading electronic music studios (, including the 50-channel HISS ( and many other studios and facilities, as well as hosting the Electric Spring Festival ( Our visiting artist concert series brings world-class musicians to the department, who each perform student works in their concerts as well as offering workshop opportunities. Recent guests include the Bozzini Quartet, ELISION, Distractfold Ensemble, EXAUDI, Mark Knoop, Mieko Kanno, Séverine Ballon, Garth Knox, Peter Veale, Richard Craig, and Teodoro Anzellotti. CeReNeM also runs the HCR label, distributed in partnership with NMC (, which has provided opportunities for further international dissemination of student compositions.

The successful applicants can expect:
- Full or partial waiver of tuition fees (the successful scholarship candidate receives full waiver)
- £7,000 annual stipend – SCHOLARSHIP ONLY
- Full-time PhD study, three years beginning in September 2020
- Competitive scholarship and fee-waivers open to new UK, EU, and International PhD students
- Supervision from internationally renowned staff
- Opportunities for production work, publication, teaching experience, collaborative projects
- Access to the ‘Teaching Assistant Preparation Programme’ (TAPP), which can lead to the qualification of Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
- Access to additional financial support through the University’s Postgraduate Researcher Environment Development Fund (up to £2,000 per project) and the Postgraduate Support Fund of the School of Music, Humanities and Media (up to £800)
- Successful candidate is required to be resident in/near Huddersfield during the scholarship
Additional information is available here:

How to apply

Closing date
14 February 2020
Applications should be accompanied by a proposal outlining the project, samples of written work, examples of creative work or other materials relevant to the scope of the scholarship. Please indicate clearly on the online application form that you are applying for the Jonathan Harvey Scholarship. Folios should be submitted as links to online resources rather than as files for download.

Professor Philip Thomas (Music and Music Technology Research Coordinator)
Dr Jan Herbst (Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Music and Music Technology)


 Francis Chagrin Award
Summary:Funding Opportunity
Deadline: 21 February 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: Want that helping hand in creating your new work?

The Francis Chagrin Award is for composers looking for that quick top-up to get them to the next stage in creating a new work. Our support includes, but is not limited to, copying or costs of preparing scores, new kit or studio time (that is integral to the creation of new work). A simple application process could lead to getting awarded on average £100 for costs associated with composing.

You may apply for the award at any time of year, with applications assessed in February, May and November. Read more about previous recipients of the Francis Chagrin Awards here.


17:00 - Friday 21st February 2020

The Francis Chagrin Award

A series of awards to support composers and artists in the creation of a particular new work.The average amount awarded is around £100,occasionally more,and amounts will be decided upon by Sound and Music upon review of applications.

Who can apply?

Composers and artists are eligible to apply who:

- are based in the UK or a British Citizen

- are not studying full time

- have not received the Francis Chagrin Award in the year previous to their application (based on our financial year, which runs April-March)

Examples of costs for which the Award may be used include:

- Materials for score-based work (including, but not limited to, copying and preparing of parts, binding, and postage costs)

- Studio time integral to the creation of a specified new work.

- Purchase of materials integral to the creation of a specified new work

- Technical equipment integral to the creation of a specified new work

- Fees of those involved in the creative process (excluding composers)

Application Form

"Since 2013, Sound and Music’s Francis Chagrin Award has supported a diverse range of composers and artists, working in an extraordinary variety of practices, to create new work. If you need a financial injection to push your project forward, I would strongly encourage you to consider making an application.”

Will Dutta, Co-Head of Artist Development,Sound and Music