VSA Grant Program

2022 Recipient

ViolinBridges Archive Photo Upgrade - Gerard Kilbride

The VSA grant award is to update to high definition quality the original online project images at archive.violinbridges.co.uk, enabling the site to continue to serve the best quality information to the Violin Community.

A note from Mr. Kilbride:

"We are very proud and delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Violin Society of America to update and reupload all of the original online website archives images at archive.violinbridges.co.uk, enabling us to continue to serve the highest quality information to the violin community for free."

This past November, the VSA was very pleased to announce the award of 3 VSA Grants totaling over $10,000. We are excited to announce the next round of the new VSA Grant Program, to provide funding for projects that advance the VSA's mission and goals. We invite project proposals from individuals, groups or organizations. We are particularly interested in projects that go beyond our traditional methods to benefit our VSA members and our wider community.


  1. The grant applicant and the majority of the principal investigators of the project must be VSA members in good standing.
  2. The subject matter of the project includes (but is not limited to) publications, research, and education.
  3. The projects will be evaluated based on the quality and results of the projects, how well they advance the VSA’s mission, and how they benefit our VSA members and our wider community.
  4. The first step in the grant proposal process is to submit a short Letter of Inquiry. The purpose of this letter is to determine how well the proposed project meets our VSA mission and serves our community. If the project merits further consideration, the applicant will be invited to submit a detailed Grant Application Form.
  5. The deadline for the Letter of Inquiry is October 1, 2022.
  6. The deadline for the Grant Application Form is November 12, 2022. Grant applications will be accepted only from those who have been invited based on their Letter of Inquiry.
  7. Final decisions for grant funding will be made by December, 24, 2022.
  8. Moving forward, we expect two rounds of proposals per year, with Letter of Inquiry deadlines in March and October.
  9. VSA funds are limited and we expect many competitive proposals. Therefore, a VSA grant may supply only a portion of your total project expenses. Other sources of funding may be necessary to ensure the overall success of your project.

Chris Clark, VSA Treasurer

Chair, Scholarship & Grant Committee

The Violin Society of America
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