Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians

Website: Beebe Fund


The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians was established in 1932 under the terms of the will of Frank Huntington Beebe, a Boston philanthropist interested in music. The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe. 

The Fund provides financial support for round trip transportation, living and other expenses. An all-inclusive grant of $22,000 will be offered. Fellowships are for one year and are generally not renewable.




Fellowships are generally awarded to musicians based in the United States (although not necessarily U.S. citizens) at the outset of their professional lives, for whom this would be the first extended period of study abroad. A strong, well-planned project of study that will enhance the applicant's life in music must be proposed. Enrollment in a school or university is not required unless such study is an essential part of the project.

Applicants must demonstrate a solid base of accomplishment in order to be considered and must not have reached the age of 30 by July 1. Note that Beebe Grants may NOT be combined with other, comparable grants, such as a Fulbright.


Student Type
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • Us Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented
  1. Completed online application form must be submitted and all supporting materials must be RECEIVED by the December deadline. All applicants must apply online.
  2. Original transcripts from each college and/or school you list on the application should be mailed to: The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund / P.O. Box 230513 / Boston, MA 02123.  Do NOT send electronic transcripts if at all possible.
  3. At least two letters of recommendation must be submitted in support of your application; you may submit more if you wish. Letters of should be sent directly by recommenders to  Letters should be in the body of the email, NOT sent as an attachment.
  4. Time schedule:
    • Results of the first application review will be emailed in mid-January.
    • Trustees will request audio samples and/or scores from selected candidates, to be sent no later than February. You must be the principal performer in these recordings, which should total 20 to 30 minutes long with selections of your choice. Please do not send recordings until you are notified of the results of the first review.
    • Results of the second review will be emailed by late-February.
    • Finalists will be invited to appear for a live audition in Boston in April. All finalists must appear in person on the specified date.
    • Notification of grant awards will be emailed no later than two weeks following live auditions.
Contact Information

For further information or questions, please contact Michael Nock, Administrator for the Beebe Fund: