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Finnish Doctoral Network for Music Research


The Finnish Doctoral Network for Music Research is comprised of eight universities: Sibelius Academy, the University of Helsinki, the Universities of Eastern Finland, Jyväskylä, Oulu, Tampere and Turku, and Åbo Akademi.

The central operating principle of the network is upholding the preceding Doctoral Programme in Music Research (2012–2015), that is, supporting national multidisciplinary research on music and the surrounding cultural reality.

NOTE: This network does not award doctoral degrees. It exists to further collaboration in doctoral studies and supervision between music research units in Finnish universities. If you are interested in doctoral studies in Finland, kindly contact the professor(s) working in university department(s) that appear most suitable for your topic and approach.Also, there are no funded doctoral student positions available in the network itself: all doctoral students within the network are post-graduate students of the partner universities.

null The Autumn School 2020: application form open (Apr 15-May 15, 2020)

The application form for the next autumn school of the Finnish Doctoral Network for Music Research is now open online. This year, the autumn school will be taking place from September 29 until October 1, 2020 at Kallio-Kuninkala. For the application form link, instructions, and further information, please contact the coordinator (, tel. 0504779213).

The deadline for this first round of applications is May 15th, 2020, after which the applications will be sent to the professors of each partner university, and subsequently ranked by them. Their proposed lists will be used to compile the group of attendees. We will inform all applicants of the decisions by the end of May.

Due to the exceptional global circumstances this spring, the visiting experts of the autumn school will be confirmed later on during the summer. The visitors' lectures/workshops will continue the policy of the previous years: they will touch upon questions that are shared by doctoral students of different areas of music research. 

The following costs of accepted presenting participants will be covered: traveling, meals, and accommodation during the event. Accommodation facilities in Kallio-Kuninkala are double or triple rooms.

The committee of the Doctoral Network will be following closely all instructions by the Finnish authorities and WHO regarding the COVID-19 situation. The autumn school will be taking place if current restrictions on assemblies are removed and if governmental guidelines allow it.