Application requirements – artistic research fellowship programme

Applications for the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowships Programme at the Norwegian Academy of Music require a certain content and format.

Deadline and address

Positions for research fellows are announced and appointed annually with start-up date 1 October. The next deadline will be 1 February, 2018. Send application to the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH).

Application content and format

Several key points must be covered in the application.

Title: The title can be engaging, provocative and tabloid, however, it must be self-explanatory. Remember to give your own name as originator of the project.

Abstract: Thorough description of what the project entails. The abstract should conclude with 1-3 research questions and/or a delimitation of the subject area. 

Context: Description of existing research on the subject. Who has researched similar questions earlier, nationally and internationally? In what way does your project supplement or criticise existing research findings? Delimitate and define key concepts in your project.

Method: Description of how you will answer your research questions or how you will conduct your research. Which systematics (regular performances, presentations, use of reference groups etc.) and which type of public dissemination are you planning? (Institutional, national, international?)

Results: In which format will you present your artistic results? (Concerts, public recordings etc.) How will you present the critical reflection done in your project? Are there alternative ways of presenting project findings? (Papers, institutional presentations, national or international forums?)

Time planning: Describe your project’s progression from semester to semester. Expect the first semester to be filled by obligatory courses and project revisions, and the last semester to be filled by presentations of findings, viva voce and collecting documentation.

Budget: Show that your project can be carried out with available resources. State any external resources available to you that may strengthen your project. (Letters of intent or similar.)

Reference list: State the references used in your application. State any literature crucial to completing the project, if relevant.

For any questions regarding applications or application process, please contact Birgitte O. Pollen: / 23 36 70 15

Birgitte Oppegaard Pollen

Birgitte Oppegaard Pollen

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Last updated: 8. March 2016