The Gerry Farrell Travelling Scholarships
Four scholarships totalling up to £4,000 per annum
Gerry Farrell (1951-2003)
Gerry was well-regarded both as an ethnomusicologist and a musician, and well-known as a lecturer in the UK, Europe and India. He was a fine sitarist, having studied under Debu Chaudhuri in Dehli. Gerry wrote extensively on all aspects of Indian music, ethnomusicology and music education, and included several books among his output. Gerry's 'Indian Music in Education' is widely used in schools and a further study, 'Indian Music and the West', received broad acclaim on its publication in 1997.
Purpose of the Award
The Gerry Farrell Scholarships are intended to support travel in pursuit of identified research objectives in the UK or abroad through the payment of, or a contribution towards, the costs of travel and subsistence. Up to four individual scholarships will be offered in any one year, totalling up to £4,000 per annum.
The Gerry Farrell Scholarships are open to anyone working an area embraced by the Society's aims.
The criteria by which applications will be judged include the quality, originality and significance of the proposed research; the importance of travel in its undertaking; and the likelihood of the applicant being unable to obtain funding for the requested travel and subsistence from other sources.
Normally, we would expect all applicants to provide the SEMPRE Trustees —as part of the application— with the name of an academic referee who can testify to the applicant's competence in undertaking the research and/or development activity successfully.
The decision-making process
All applications will be considered by the Sempre Awards Panel. Applicants will be informed normally within six weeks of the outcome. Awards should be taken up normally within the 12 month period following the decision. Any scholarships not claimed within this period will be deemed to have lapsed. The decision of the panel is final, and the Society regrets that it is unable to enter into any correspondence regarding its decision. Each application is treated individually on its merits; hence previous applicants are not precluded from applying.
Feedback from award recipients
- Shelly Coyne: Choirs, Arts and Homelessness in Rio de Janeiro.
- Christopher Doddridge: Gaining a deeper understanding on the subject of Dhrupad Alap in the Dagar gharana style of playing on rudra vina & especially in relation to the voice.
- Mark Lawrence: The legacy and influence of Veljo Tormis.
- Stephanie Donaldson: Kenyan music education.