NFDI4Culture Music Award

Conditions of participation


Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 2
55131 Mainz

The Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz is a public corporation. She is legally represented by the President Prof. Dr. Reiner Anderl.

Aim of the award

The NFDI4Culture Music Award is given by the musicological community in NFDI4Culture and intends to recognize music-related or musicological projects and undertakings that contribute to the goals in the task areas of the consortium as laid out in the call for proposals.

Participation period

Participation in the NFDI4Culture Music Award 2022 is possible from 05.08.2022 to 30.09.2022.

Eligibility for participation

Eligible for participation are researchers, artists, and persons from the cultural sector who at the time of participation work at or are affiliated with a university, higher education or non-university research institution and/or cultural institution based in the Federal Republic of Germany. The affiliation of at least one author to the submitted thesis or project is decisive.

Only self-nominated music-related or musicological projects are permitted to participate. Multiple submissions of a project or thesis by different co-authors are not permitted and will lead to exclusion from the award. With the submission of a project or thesis, all co-authors must agree to participate in the award.

Private persons and commercial actors can not participate in the award. Projects or thesis in which at least one author is or has been funded by the NFDI4Culture consortium are not eligible to participate. Submissions by participants who do not fulfill the conditions of participation will be excluded from the award.

Act of participation

The participation action consists in submitting a thesis or project connected with the documents mentioned in the call for submissions via the e-mail address coordination-office(at)nfdi4culture(dot)de.

Agreement to the conditions

By submitting a thesis or project, the participant declares that he/she has read and agrees with the terms and conditions for participation in the award.

Selection of awardees

The awardees will be selected by a jury composed of representatives from NFDI4Culture, the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, the German Music Council and ZenMEM. Beyond the two main award categories, other interesting projects may be selected from the submissions and, after consultation with the applicants, presented by NFDI4Culture in a summarized form in relevant forums, both digital and analog.

Use of funds

The funds associated with the award are earmarked for expenses that contribute to the goals of NFDI4Culture, e.g., travel costs for the participation in conferences or symposia, licensing or access fees for subject-specific literature, software, or information systems, working hours for technical support on a fee basis, publication costs or financial support for workshop organization. The funds must be used between 01.01.2023 and 31.12.2023 and must be accounted for at the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz by that time. An audit of the proper use of the project funds is carried out by the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz. There is no entitlement to funds related with the award and there will be no forwarding of funds to individual persons or third parties.

Presentation of the award

After the review of submissions a shortlist of potential awardees will be published. From this list the two awardees - one in each of the two categories of the award - will be selected and publicly announced. The shortlisted and awarded submissions will be presented during the 3. Culture Community Plenary in 2023.

Data privacy

The Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz processes the personal data of the participants on the basis of its data protection statement and exclusively for the purpose of the NFDI4Culture Music Award under the above-mentioned conditions. If you have any questions regarding data protection in connection with the award, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the Academy (datenschutz(at)adwmainz(dot)de).

Disclaimer and exclusion of legal recourse

The Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz reserves the right to modify the conditions of participation for the NFDI4Culture Music Award at any time. The award may be cancelled or terminated at any time without notice and without giving reasons. The Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz accepts no liability for lost chances of participation due to technical faults or other reasons. Any legal process is excluded. In the event of a contradiction between the German version of these conditions of participation and a translation, the German version shall prevail.