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The Mozarteum University is characterized by a leading art and music research that stands the test of time. It is rooted in creative and innovative practice in collaboration with partners* in business and industry, in a focus on addressing today's global challenges, and in collaboration between different disciplines.

Research projects

  • 17.4.2023
    Opera out of Opera 2 

    Continuation of Opera out of Opera: Don Giovanni in Rome, Così fan tutte in Porto, Le nozze di Figaro in Stockholm and La Bohème in Oslo and Salzburg. What began in 2018 under the project title Opera out of Opera will be continued across Europe from 2023 to 2025. Co-funded by the European Commission's Creative Europe program, Opera out of Opera II builds on the results of the first project period - with the aim of developing innovative opera formats for new target groups.

    Research project
  • Detail eines Notenbuchs | © David Beale

    In the meeting with selected experts from the South-East Asian choral scene (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines), the long-term aim is to develop an interdisciplinary and practice-oriented training of choral teachers (school music, IGP (school music, IGP, choral conducting).

    Research project
  • 1.10.2022
    "Silent Night" through the ages 

    Tracing the topicality of content and music: Under the leadership of the Forum Salzburger Volkskultur, a project was started to record the textual and musical variants of Silent Night! Holy Night!, which is jointly supervised by Wolfgang Dreier-Andres for the Salzburger Volksliedwerk and Thomas Hochradner of the Mozarteum University for the Silent Night Society.

    Research project

Doctoral Programs


  • Salzburger Hochschulen-Entwicklungsimpulse Künstliche Intelligenz - Vortrag | © Michael Klimt
    Artificial intelligence and its impact on our daily activities 

    On 15 March 2023, the first event in a series of events organised by Salzburg's universities in cooperation with the Wissenstransferzentrum West (Knowledge Transfer Centre West) was dedicated to a hot topic: the impact of artificial intelligence on our everyday lives. The explosive nature of the topic and the fact that the discussion has arrived in the university context and in our society was demonstrated by the full Small Studio at the Mozarteum University.

  • Tisch mit Mikrofon | © Stadt Salzburg

  • Collage mit einem schwarz-weiß Porträtfoto einer Frau und einem Gruppenfoto mit fünf Menschen
    Awards of the Research Competition Mozarteum 2022 

    And the Winner Is ... the Mozarteum 2022 Research Competition has been decided! This year's award for particularly successful artistic-scientific research proposals goes to Heike Henning for her collaborative project proposal "Rethinking and Innovating Choral Musicking in the Digital Space", which is currently being prepared for submission to the Austrian Science Fund FWF in cooperation with the University of Liechtenstein and the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.

    Awards & Successes
  • Lachende Studierende | © Fabian Schober
    Controlled loss of control 

    With the project "With Dylan On The Road" the Mozarteum University together with The International Society of Mozarteum University Salzburg offers students the unique opportunity to go on a journey with a scholarship in their luggage to develop art projects inspired by Bob Dylan.

    Student project

Research Support

The research management of the University Mozarteum supports scientists in their research activities and networks the diverse agendas of scientific and artistic research internally and externally. Here, processes and procedures are coordinated and optimized, and the visibility of internal university research is strengthened.

With regular events, in discussions and mailings, the research management informs about calls for proposals, current developments and discourses in the national, European and international research funding landscape.

We provide advice and support in the development and submission of applications for artistic-scientific projects, funding awards, research grants, act as an interface to funding institutions and offer regular information on topics relevant to research and research funding.

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Fundings & Tenders

The maximum funding amount per project is Euro 1.500,-  Eligible to apply are persons with a valid employment relationship with the Mozarteum University.

An application consists of:

  • Written description of the project and its research relevance.
  • A description of why the project cannot be financed, or cannot be financed in its entirety, from other funds (e.g. from the departmental budget).
  • Detailed justification of the costs requested via the RFM (excluding material, third-party and travel costs).


It can be submitted on an ongoing basis by mail (addressed to Currently, the Fund's resources are renewed annually; when the resources of a calendar year are exhausted, it is not possible to apply again until the following year.

A maximum of two RFM applications per person per year are allowed. The selection is made by the Research Management and requires the approval of the Vice Rectorate. This applies in particular to projects for which funding commitments from other internal funds of the Mozarteum University already exist.