Grant for a Master’s thesis on Gladys Nordenstrom Krenek

If anyone has had thoughts of Masters research abroad, this is an opportunity you should know about! We have offered to share details, to help disseminate it.

Gladys Nordenstrom Krenek (1924-2016) was a composer and teacher and devoted herself to the management of the artistic and intellectual legacy of her husband Ernst Krenek after his death. Her efforts led to the establishment of the Ernst-Krenek-Institute-Private-Foundation in 2004. It preserves Krenek’s extensive estate, and continues the founder’s dedication to promoting Krenek’s work. She was awarded with the Grand Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria in 2006, and the Grand Decoration of Honor for Service to the State of Lower Austria in 2014.

After her deat,h numerous new items were added to the collection of the archive of the Ernst-Krenek- Institute-Private-Foundation. These include many materials that document the life and work of Gladys Nordenstrom Krenek, and have not yet been researched.

To encourage the research on Gladys Nordenstrom Krenek, the Ernst-Krenek-Institute-Private- Foundation is awarding a one-time grant. This is to support a master thesis on Gladys Nordenstrom Krenek, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday in 2024. The grant includes a stipend of EUR 1.500.- and the coverage of a research stay at the Ernst-Krenek-Institute in Krems an der Donau (travel and accommodation expenses up to max. EUR 1.500.-). The master thesis can be written either in German or English.

More information on Gladys Nordenstrom Krenek can be found on our website, as well as in Claudia Maurer Zenck, article “Gladys Nordenstrom”, in: MUGI. Musikvermittlung und Genderforschung: Lexikon und multimediale Präsentationen, hg. von Beatrix Borchard und Nina Noeske, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, 2003ff. Stand vom 17. Mai 2018 (available online, but you need to select the German text option.)

Please send your application, consisting of your CV, with a focus on the academic career, concept and time schedule of the intended Master’s thesis; and information about who will supervise your Master’s thesis, via e- mail to: Submission deadline: December 1, 2023

The choice will be made by a jury of experts, and will be announced by December 8, 2023.

50 % of the amount will be transferred upon acceptance, 50 % upon completion.

For more information and questions please contact: Mag. Clemens Zoidl

Mob. +43 660 / 30 53 378 or E-mail