The RVW Trust, founded by the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, has opened the application process for the 2021 Vaughan Williams Bursaries. The Trust exists primarily to assist British composers who have not yet achieved a national reputation.
Up to five bursaries, of £4,000 each, are made annually to those who have been accepted on taught Masters’ courses in composition at British universities or conservatoires.
How to apply
The application deadline is 1 May 2021.
Applications will only be considered from those who are considered to have exceptional compositional talent. Applicants must be under the age of 30 on the closing date for applications though in exceptional circumstances only the Trustees will consider applicants who are under the age of 35.
All applicants should have completed, or be about to complete, a BMus or BA in Music as a single subject at a recognised institution.
Applicants must be either British nationals or have lived in the UK continuously for at least 3 years.
- Please read the full guidelines for applicants
- Download the application form: PDF or MS Word
Pictured above: the 2020 recipients were (L to R) Sam Loveless (Royal College of Music), Sam Longbottom (Royal Northern College of Music), Isabella Gellis (Royal Academy of Music), Samuel Pradalie (University of Cambridge) and Electra Perivolaris (Royal Academy of Music).