The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians was established in 1932 under the terms of the will of Frank Huntington Beebe, a Boston philanthropist interested in music. The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe.
Fellowships are generally awarded to musicians based in the United States (although not necessarily U.S. citizens) at the outset of their professional lives, for whom this would be the first extended period of study abroad. A strong, well-planned project of study that will enhance the applicant's life in music must be proposed. Enrollment in a school or university is not required unless such study is an essential part of the project.
Applicants must demonstrate a solid base of accomplishment in order to be considered and must not have reached the age of 30 by July 1, 2016. Note that Beebe Grants may NOT be combined with other, comparable grants, such as a Fulbright.
The Fund provides financial support for round trip transportation, living and other expenses. An all-inclusive grant of $22,000 will be offered. Fellowships are for one year and are generally not renewable.
Past Beebe Fund Recipients
For further information or questions, please contact Michael Nock, Administrator for the Beebe Fund.
|Winter 2015 Update|
Applications for 2016-17 grant are now closed.
Check back in October of 2016 for next year's application.