Since the relaunch of Musicologica Austriaca in 2015, the Austrian Musicological Society (ÖGMW) has been awarding a prize for the best academic paper on the broad topic of music and musical culture in or from Austria. Since 2020, the competition takes place biennially. Researchers from all musicological fields and related disciplines are encouraged to participate. We welcome all methodological perspectives on music, musicians, and musical culture associated with Austria in a broad sense. The evaluation of submissions is conducted by a jury appointed by the executive board of the Austrian Musicological Society, consisting of board and external members who represent all musicological fields. The award-winning text is published as an English-language open access article in Musicologica Austriaca, free of charge, and the winner receives a 1.000€ prize that is awarded at the business meeting of the Austrian Musicological Society as part of its annual conference.
You can view the award-winning papers here (in 2016 and 2018 no award was given):
2015: Golan Gur, “The Other Marxism: Georg Knepler and the Anthropology of Music”