Composition Competitions LIED and PIANO TRIO 2020

On the occasion of the International Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music, which will take place in February 2021 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, the university organizes composition competitions in order to expand the repertoire for Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied) and Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello.

It is our aim to encourage young composers to participate in these composition competitions. We would therefore like to invite you to spread the word among young artists in your sphere of influence. For more information please check our website

Richard Plaschka Grant

Eligible for the application of the Richard Plaschka Grant are highly qualified post-docs in the field of history who are primarily occupied with Austria-related topics. Recipients of the grant can work as visiting researchers at university departments and institutes and carry out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions.

Closing date for application: September 15, 2019

Franz Werfel Grant

The Franz Werfel Grant addresses young university teachers whose work focuses on Austrian Literature and is open to applicants from all over the world. This grant does not only offer material support for up to 18 months but through follow-up support also guarantees sustainability.

Closing date for application: September 15, 2019

Database for scholarships & research grants

The Austrian database provides students, graduates and researchers with information on national and international scholarships and grants.

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