The RAB Trust offers a number of awards each year to students of bowed stringed instrument making at UK colleges.
We support students with motivation and ability. Successful applicants will be expected to submit information for the RAB Trust website.
- Financial grants. These could help to fund the purchase of wood or tools or the cost of a specific project. The Trust does not cover tuition fees or living expenses.
- Work experience placements. The Trust seeks to find placements which match the interests and skill level of the students who request them. A contribution to travel and living expenses may be made.
- Outstanding students may be awarded funding to attend courses such as the VSA Oberlin workshop or BVMA Restoration Course
How to apply
Applications are considered annually. The closing date is 28 February. Applications received after this date will not be considered.You can apply online by clicking the link below. Successful candidates who apply for a further grant must send written and photographic information about the work undertaken using the initial grant.
When you send us your application, you are providing personal data. We use this only for selecting award winners. It is not shared with anyone other than the Trustees. We will keep it until you leave college to help us assess any further application you make. Thereafter it will be destroyed. Our website contains a list of past and present award winners and the name of their college (sometimes with a photo of current award winners) with a link to their personal website if they have one. If you do NOT wish to appear on this list, please let us know. At any time you may ask us to amend or remove your data by contacting the secretary.
If you are awarded a work experience placement, read the information on this link:
When you have completed your placement, download and complete this form:
If you have questions or would like more information, contact the RAB Trust administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org