Gill Clarke Bursaries

The Gill Clarke Bursary scheme exists to support students to undertake MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional which Independent Dance leads on, in partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and SDS.

These substantial bursaries are generously funded by The Leverhulme Trust and are named in memory of former co-director of ID, Gill Clarke, who created the MA course.⁠

A total of £25,000 available which works out as three to five bursaries of between 2k-7k each. The bursary application is short and we aim to keep it as straightforward as possible.⁠

This is the last year we are certain to be able to offer these bursaries. We are fundraising for further rounds but cannot promise more funds will come through.

All UK-based and international students who have been accepted onto the course are eligible and welcome to apply. ⁠

Download the Gill Clarke Bursary application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form

Applications for bursaries closed on 7 June 2021


Bursary recipients between 2014-2020:

Aparajita Burjwal, Yma de Almeida, Antonia Grove, Jess McArdle, Francesca Matthys, Marie Chabert, Claire Godsmark, Alice Gale-Feeney, Nathaniel Parchment, Sandra Barefoot, Gaelin Little, Ben McEwen, Kate Wilson,
Helka Kaski, Rachel Lopez de la Nieta, Kate Brown, Yuka Negoro, Clare Brzezicki, Andrea Torres Viedma, Georgia Paizi, Fernanda Munoz-Newsome, Daniela Braga de Souza, Sarita Moore, Henoch Spinola, Rosalind Holgate Smith, Adam Moore, Rosalie Wahlfrid, Rebecca D’Andrea, Anna Casey, David Leahy, Benjamin Ord


For information about other awards and scholarships available to postgraduate students from Trinity Laban click here