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Pamela Weston Scholarship

The Royal College of Music is pleased to invite applications from doctoral candidates for the Pamela Weston Clarinet Research & Performance Scholarship.

The studentship, funded by the late Pamela Weston, will pay tuition fees for full-time study over three years or part-time study over six years for Home students working towards a DMus or PhD research degree. It is expected that the successful candidate will take up the studentship in September 2022.

Among the RCM's staff are some of the world's leading clarinet players and scholars, including Timothy Lines, Barnaby Robson, Richard Hosford, Janet Hilton, Michael Collins, Michael Harris, Paul Richards, Colin Lawson and Ingrid Pearson. In addition, the RCM Library and Collections contain substantial holdings of manuscripts, programmes and other materials relating to the clarinet, such as the Graham Melville-Mason collection. Applicants are welcome to undertake research into any aspect of the instrument or its repertory.

Submissions across theory and practice, combining text-based and practical research, are particularly welcome.

If you would like to talk to us before making an application, please feel free to get in touch.

Applications are now open

Applications for the Pamela Weston Clarinet Research & Performance Scholarship opened on 15 July 2021. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2022.

Find out more about the DMus

Find out more about the PhD

How to apply

Candidates should apply for one of our doctoral degrees as normal and indicate clearly in their thesis proposal that they wish to be considered for the Pamela Weston Clarinet Research & Performance Scholarship.

You must complete all four steps below by the deadline for your application to be considered.

How to submit your application

Applications are made via the RCM’s online portal. Please note, there is one application form for both the PhD and DMus programmes.

There are four steps to submitting your application:

  • Create an account on the RCM online submission portal
  • Complete the Doctoral application form and upload your research proposal and your supporting documents
  • Pay the application fee of £100
  • Arrange for your referees to email their references direct to

Apply now

Next stages

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview, interviews normally take place in person at the Royal College of Music.


If you would like more information about the Pamela Weston Clarinet Research & Performance Scholarship or seek informal advice or about your application before submission please contact Dr Ingrid Pearson.

If you have any questions about the RCM's admissions process please contact our Admissions team, who will be happy to help you.

Dr Ingrid Pearson

Area Leader, MMus in Performance


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