Fully funded scholarships to study music in Switzerland
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The Paul Sacher Foundation offers music scholarships to support research projects related to the work of 20th century composers, particularly those whose archives are housed in the Foundation’s collection. The Foundation’s collection includes works and documents from composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.


The music scholarship is open to researchers, composers, and performers from around the world, who are interested in conducting research related to the work of the composers in the Foundation’s collection. The scholarship provides recipients with financial support for travel, accommodation, and research expenses.

Applicants are expected to have a strong background in music and a clear research plan that demonstrates the potential to contribute to the field. The Paul Sacher Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that seek to explore lesser-known aspects of the composers’ work or that engage with interdisciplinary approaches.

Application deadline

The deadline for the music scholarship of the Paul Sacher Foundation is typically in the fall, with exact dates varying from year to year. It is recommended to check their website for the most up-to-date information.

Applications may be submitted before either of two cut-off dates: 15 February or 31 August.

Application process

To apply for the music scholarship, applicants must submit a research proposal, a CV or resume, and letters of recommendation from two experts in the field. Applicants may also be asked to provide samples of their previous research or creative work.

To learn more about the music scholarship of the Paul Sacher Foundation and to apply, you can visit their website at https://www.paul-sacher-stiftung.ch/en/stipends/music-scholarship/.

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