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The Judith Clark Memorial Fellowships

COVID-19 update:

The Judith Clark Memorial Fellowship (JCMF) advisory group has advised that the Fellowship selections are on hold until the situation around COVID-19, and how it affects tertiary study, is clearer. This decision relates to both application rounds for the Judith Clark Memorial Fellowship. 

The Judith Clark Memorial Fellowships have been established to assist music graduates to undertake a special short term project that will have long term benefits for their future professional careers as musicians.

Projects which will be considered by the selection committee include attendance at a reputable summer school or summer academy, or auditions for a longer-term postgraduate study programme.

The selection committee will consider applications for other short term projects and will assess them on their merits.

There is more information about the Judith Clark Memorial Fund here.


Applicants must hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency and must have recently graduated, or expect to graduate in the year of application, with an Honours degree, or equivalent, in music from a New Zealand university.

There are two application rounds

Round 1 is principally to the support the cost of attending auditions in the November to February period.

Applications open on 15 April and close on 15 August.

Round 2 is principally to support attendance at a summer school or summer academy in the May to August period.

Applications open on 15 October and close on 15 February in the following year

To Apply

Read the Regulations to understand the purpose of the Fellowships and to determine your eligibility.

Complete an online application by the closing date - the link to the website for online applications is here.

Decisions Made

For Round 1 the selection committee will advise Universities New Zealand of their award decisions by the end of September and for Round 2 by the end of March.