Are financial concerns standing in the way of your gamba goal? Each spring and each fall the Grants-in-Aid program provides financial awards for individual members' projects and purchases. The GiA program is open to individuals who have been members of the Society for a full calendar year. Awards vary but are usually in the $500-$1,500 range.
Grants-in-Aid have been awarded to support many kinds of projects, such as:
buying an instrument or bow; taking part in workshops (except Conclave), master classes, or competitions; initiating a program of some sort; doing research; and many others.
Take a look at the full details on the Grants-in-Aid page, but don't delay! It will take some time to prepare your application, and all materials must be submitted by April 15th for consideration in the spring application round.