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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 Management

The Research Management at Mozarteum University supports academics in their research activities and networks the diverse agendas of academic and artistic research both internally and externally. Here, processes and procedures are coordinated and optimised and the visibility of internal university research is increased.

Research Management organises regular events, talks and mailings to provide information on calls for proposals, current developments and discourse in the national, European and international research funding landscape.

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Research projects

  • Co-CreART | © Cati Krüger

    Together with children and young people, the inter- and transdisciplinary CreART Lab is being developed in collaboration with partners from the fields of art & culture, science & technology, education & outreach, and in cooperation with regional companies and networks. A mobile experimental space that, in the spirit of the guiding principle "Co-Creating Change!", is intended to inspire, motivate and support children and young people to (co-)create change.

    Research project
  • Illustration eines Auges

    Unqualified specialists for science, technology and art: There is a particularly large shortage of teachers in STEAM subjects. The qualification of unqualified and lateral entrants is a good way to close this gap in a timely manner. ProQ-STEAM investigates how early entry or transition into the teaching profession in science subjects, technology & design and art & design succeeds and how professional identity is formed.

    Research project
  • Titelblatts der Zeitschrift „Der Norden“
    The Reception of Beethoven and His Music in Nazi-Occupied European Countries 

    Although cultural life in various Nazi-occupied countries manifested distinctive differences in outlook between 1939 and 1945, partially accountable to specific national traditions and their historical and ideological relationship to German music and the political situation, one factor that appears to bind all musical activity in these areas is the consistent presence of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.

    Research project
  • 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

Fundings & Cals

The Research Management provides advice and support in the development and submission of applications for artistic-scientific projects, funding awards and research grants, acts as an interface to funding organisations and offers regular information on topics relevant to research and research funding.

University funding opportunities

Since 2019, the Research Management of the Mozarteum University has awarded an annual prize for artistic-scientific and scientific research projects. The target group is academically and artistically active persons at the Mozarteum University (teachers, researchers, alumnae & alumni, students) who are planning to implement a research project.

As part of the Mozarteum Research Competition, the best three applications will be awarded financial support for further development, and all suitable projects (after revision) will be proposed for submission to suitable funding bodies. The applicants will receive oral and written feedback from an international panel of experts as well as tips and suggestions for improvement for their third-party funding submission.

The maximum funding amount per project is EUR 1,500. Persons with a valid employment contract at the Mozarteum University are eligible to apply.

An application consists of:

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


It can be submitted on an ongoing basis by e-mail (addressed to The funds are currently renewed annually; once the funds for a calendar year have been used up, applications can only be submitted again in the following year.

A maximum of two RFM applications per person per year are possible. Selection is made by 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.