Applicants from outside the EU should note that they are required to indicate on their application what evidence they can show to prove their right to be in the UK for the duration of the fellowship.
The closing date for applications for the 2021/22 academic year is Monday 1 February 2021.
Applicants are required to submit a portfolio supported by a letter of application, which should indicate your suitability for the fellowship and your readiness to present yourself as an emerging professional.
Your application should contain:
- Letter of application addressed to the Director, including confirmation of permission to be in the UK and stating clearly that you wish to apply for the RCM String Quartet Fellowship
- Information about the longevity of the quartet and how long the current members have been in the ensemble
- Curriculum vitae and biography of c200 words
- Proposal for a programme of personal study and activities you might initiate or be involved in
- A budget outline
- Any current publicity materials, including photographs
- Any recorded material
Find out more about portfolio contents
Submitting your portfolio
You should submit your portfolio online through the RCM submission portal. The information you upload to the portal does not constitute your entire application, but does form an integral part of it. You should ensure you have provided everything that is required. Incomplete applications may not be considered.
How to submit your portfolio
When using the submission portal you will be asked to create a user name and password, and to provide an email address. You should select 'junior fellow' from the list of programmes and the appropriate principal study instrument. There are no restrictions to the file size or type.
If you experience any problems uploading your portfolio please contact Charlotte Rutherford.
If you are selected for the second stage, you should be prepared to discuss your application in further detail at interview. You are advised to keep a copy of whatever you submit.