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The Robert Anderson Research Charitable Trust (RARCT) is a registered UK charity (No. 800617) and provides talented young students and scholars with the opportunity to spend time in London in pursuit of their studies and research.

UPDATE August 2021: Owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the complications affecting international travel the Trust’s programme of visitors remains suspended and will not resume now until April 2022 at the earliest. All candidates whose visits have been affected* have been offered alternative dates in 2022. For this reason there will be no applications process in 2021 and all places for 2022 should be considered filled. The Trust will invite applications in autumn 2022 for visits to London the following year.

*A list of all those were awarded places, originally for visits in 2020, is here.

The programme will remain suspended until visitors from overseas can safely be accommodated without any risk to the health of the Trust’s staff and the permanent residents at its two London houses, or to the visitors themselves. We are nonetheless hopeful that it will be possible to resume the programme in 2022 and in any case will continue to keep prospective visitors informed of developments.

The Trust found a series of alternative ways of providing support to students in 2020. For news of a new resident musician at Hornton Street, a special award to be made in partnership with the Royal College of Music, a grant for our Resident Music Student, and a series of ‘book grants’ for those who have been unable to visit us so far owing to the pandemic, please see here.

To learn more about our work, the Trust’s Founder, and its current scholars and alumni, or how you can apply for a scholarship or support the Trust’s work, please follow the links above.