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The Royal College of Music awards several fellowships, which are offered competitively to experienced musicians who aspire to take their performing careers further. They provide talented artists with the means and time to refine their artistic skills and to gain experience, confidence and connections that will help them establish themselves professionally.

All of our awards allow fellows to establish new professional contacts while continuing their development with appropriate guidance.

2021/22 Applications

Please note, Collaborative Piano Fellowships, the Fellowship in Historical Performance and the RCM String Quartet Fellowship are not available for the academic year 2021/22.

Only applications for Junior Fellowships for Artist Diploma in Performance and Artist Diploma in Composition students will be accepted for 2021/22. The other fellowships are likely to be available for the academic year 2022/23.

The closing date for applications for the 2021/22 academic year is Monday 8 March 2021.

The majority of our fellows do not hold student status. They are generally considered junior colleagues by faculty members, with the autonomy and self-regulation this implies. We offer the following fellowships with non-student status:

Lord & Lady Lurgan Collaborative Piano Fellowship

Gilbert & Eileen Edgar and Anthony Saltmarsh Collaborative Piano Fellowship

Adami Award for Collaborative Piano Fellows

Fellowship in Historical Keyboards

RCM String Quartet Fellowship (new for 2019/20)

Junior fellowships for Artist Diploma in Performance and Artist Diploma in Composition students

We also offer three junior fellowships, which are only available to students on the Artist Diploma in Performance and Artist Diploma in Composition programmes. As such, all junior fellows are registered students at the RCM. We offer the following junior fellowships:

Mills Williams Junior Fellowship

Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellowship

Carne Trust Junior Fellowship

Contact the Fellowships team

If you have any enquiries please feel free to contact us. If your enquiry is about applications for junior or accompaniment fellowships, please contact Lizzie Sambrook. If you would like more information on these schemes or would like to check your eligibility, please contact Charlotte Martin.

Lizzie Sambrook

Assistant to the Artistic Director, Director of Programmes & Events Coordinator

020 7591 4370

Charlotte Martin

Clerk to the Council and Pensions & Projects Manager

020 7591 4772