Advancing Music and Minorities Research (AMMR)

A Seed Money Initiative for Research Project Development


Advancing Music and Minorities Research (AMMR) is a “seed money” initiative by the Music and Minorities Research Center (MMRC) at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. AMMR aims at supporting talented researchers in acquiring funding for their project ideas and boosting high-quality research on music and minorities at MMRC.

The initiative provides financial support and expert advice to postdoctoral researchers from all around the world who intend to develop their cutting-edge project ideas in the field of music and minorities studies into competitive funding applications for mid- to large-scale research projects. If these funding applications are in turn successful, MMRC will serve as the host institution of the AMMR grantees’ research projects.

Note that the location of MMRC in Austria does not result in regional limitations of the project topics. However, if a proposal written by an AMMR grantee is successful, principal investigators will then be employees at MMRC and will thus be expected to work in Vienna, necessary shorter or longer research stays in other places notwithstanding.

MMRC invites excellent postdoctoral researchers with innovative and promising project ideas to seize this unique opportunity and submit their applications!

Within the present call, MMRC awards up to four AMMR seed money grants of 8,000.00 EUR each. The recipients are selected by an international jury of senior experts in music and minorities studies.

If you are interested in applying for an AMMR seed money grant, please follow these steps:

Please read the detailed information about the seed money initiative carefully:

Who are we looking for?

What do we support?

What do we offer?


How to apply

Afterwards, please get in touch with MMRC’s research coordinator Malik Sharif ( and schedule a counseling session to discuss any questions you might have regarding the seed money initiative and to avoid typical misunderstandings and ineligible applications. The counseling session is mandatory for potential applicants and will take place online.

After the counseling session, please submit all required application documents by 15 January 2023 to


Go to “Who are we looking for?”