Dr. Thomas Gegenhuber has received a 6-month scholarship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Post-Doc Track-Pilot Programme, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster, € 19,000). The program aims to provide young scholars with funding as they transition in to their post-doctorate program. The Austrian Academy awards five scholarships in this program and determines the recipients based on a two-stage process (assessment conducted by three reviewers and a decision rendered by a selection committee).In September 2017 Benjamin Schiemer took part in a workshop for young scholars at the Vienna Music Business Research Days. This conference features papers from around the world and provided insight on music festivals, blockchain technology, Carribean collecting societies, and virtual worlds (www.fawm.org) of music collaboration. The Young Scholars Award went to Benjamin Schiemer for his paper “ Virtual Songwriting: Fostering Creative Processes through “Challenge” and “Collaboration.” Benjamin Schiemer, a member of the “Organized Creativity“ research project, explores the creative processes on a virtual music platform in his paper.Elke Schüßler, Chair of the Institute of Organization Science, remarked: "I would like to congratulate Thomas Gegenhuber and Benjamin Schiemer on their achievements. Their success confirms that our institute excels in supporting and educating young scholars at an international level."