The »Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung« awards fellowships for one- to three-month research residencies. Funded are primarily projects by foreign researchers whose research focus correlates with that of the SIM:

• Organology
• Performance Practice
• Music theory
• Music technology
• Musik of the 19th and 20th centuries
• Musik of the 2nd Viennese School

The research fellows are given the opportunity to develop professional contacts with employees of the SIM and the other institutions of the »Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz« (Prussian Cultural Heritage).

The minimum requirement is for applying is completion of a Bachelor’s or equivalent university degree at the time of the application submission. The amount of the monthly scholarship granted is € 900 for applicants holding a university degree and € 1,200 for researchers holding a doctorate or comparable qualification. In addition, a travel allowance may be granted up to maximum € 500.

The fellowships are awarded twice a year. Candidates should submit their applications no later than March 31st of the current year, for fellowships to be awarded in the second half of the year; and no later than September 30th for fellowships to be awarded in the first half of the following year.

The following application materials are required:

• Completed application form: Stipendien-Vordruck [PDF, 60 KB]
• Curriculum Vitae
• Assessments from two academic instructors concerning the researcher’s academic qualifications
• List of applicant’s published work
• Copies of university transcripts and diplomas awarded for academic degrees
• Detailed presentation of the project (maximum 10 pages: rationale and objectives, methods, bibliography. Preliminary work done. Collaboration with other scientists).

Requests must be addressed to:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung
Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Der Direktor
Tiergartenstraße 1
10785 Berlin

You can find a detailed compilation of all information about the fellowship program of the »Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz« (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) here: Stipendienprogramm SPK [PDF, 20 KB]