Awards for postgraduate composition students:
Vaughan Williams Bursaries

Founded by Ralph Vaughan Williams, the RVW Trust exists primarily to assist British composers who have not yet achieved a national reputation.

Awards for study are made annually to composers who have been accepted on taught Masters' courses in composition at British universities or conservatoires.

Up to 5 Vaughan Williams Bursaries, of £4,000 each, will be awarded each year, at the discretion of the Trustees.

Please note that the RVW Trust is, unfortunately, NOT able to support the following:

The deadline for courses beginning in Autumn 2017 is Tuesday 2 May 2017; please download the 2017 rules (PDF) and application form (Word).

If you have any queries about your application, please contact the Administrator on or tel 020 7223 3385.

A list of awards made in 2016 can be found on our News page.