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 March 2021: Owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak the Trust’s programme of visitors remains suspended and will not resume now until September 2021 at the earliest. All candidates whose visits have been affected* have been offered alternative dates in 2022. For this reason it is likely that there will be no applications process this year 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 from September 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 were unable to visit us this year owing to the pandemic, please see here.