The first call for applications for the Pau Casals Chair research grants opens

The Pau Casals Foundation and the UOC will provide grants for research projects into the musician himself and his values.

  • Applications must be submitted between 23 January and 10 March 2023 (11.59 p.m.).
  • Each grant has a financial endowment of €2,000.
  • The topic chosen by grant recipients may focus on the figure and the musical or human legacy of Pablo Casals, but is also open to other subjects, such as the values championed by the musician throughout his life: human rights, the culture of peace and international justice, amongst others.

The Pau Casals Chair (in Music and Defence of Peace and Human Rights),  founded in 2022 by means of an agreement between the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and the Pau Casals Foundation, is opening its first call for applications for research grants with the mission of promoting research into and understanding of the musical and humanistic legacy of Pablo Casals.

These grants are not limited to research into the figure of Casals, but are also open to topics associated with the values championed by the musician throughout his life, such ablo human rights, the culture of peace, international justice and the role of music and culture in preventing conflicts and fostering social cohesion, in line with the 2030 sustainable development strategy.

“Music, this wonderful universal language, should be a source of communication between all men”; “one cannot separate music from life”, as the master himself put it.

This call is open to students and researchers throughout the world. It is available to research projects associated with bachelor’s or master’s degree or postgraduate final projects, work related to a doctoral thesis or any other research linked to a university.

The Pau Casals Chair offers a financial endowment of €2,000 to each of the grant recipients, as well as support and mentoring from an expert committee and access to Pablo Casals’ document archive, found at the National Archive of Catalonia, amongst other benefits.

The call for applications will be open from 23 January to 10 March 2023. The decision of the selection committee shall be issued before 31 March and grant recipients must submit their final research project before 31 December 2023.

This first edition of these research grants forms part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Casals (El Vendrell, 1876 – San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1973).  The Pau Casals Chair will make an annual call for grant applications to foster research.

You can consult the terms and conditions for the Pau Casals Chair research grants here: https://www.catedra.paucasals.eu/en/research-grants/ The application form will be available on the same link from January 23rd.

This call has the collaboration of the AIE Society of Artists: