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.
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