The Gerry Farrell Travelling Scholarships

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.


Applicants should apply by letter at any time for an award, addressing the criteria set out above, and giving an indication of the expected costs. Submissions, in hard copy or electronic form, should be sent to the Secretary, Professor Adam Ockelford, Roehampton University, Queens Building, Southlands College, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5SL, UK. Phone: +44 (0) 7818-456 472. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Chair, Professor Graham Welch, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, United Kingdom. Tel: +44(0)20-7612 6550. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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