Applications for the 2021 round of LDC Fellowships will be open between 16 February and 26 March 2021. Eligible leaders from sponsoring agencies are invited to apply.

LDC Fellowships aim to help mid to senior leaders build on their leadership capability and reflect topic areas that contribute to the wider system.

The LDC Fellowships are sponsored by contributing public sector agencies.

Individual mid to senior leaders from sponsoring agencies are eligible to apply. We also strongly encourage joint applications from multiple agencies to demonstrate the cross-system collaborative approach to public sector leadership.

Fellowships may include formal and/or practical experience, and/or research and study on leadership development.

As this year’s Fellowships are happening against the backdrop of the COVID-19 global pandemic, it is anticipated all development activities will take place in New Zealand or virtually.

Fellowships will be awarded up to $20,000.

Visit our Fellowships page for:

  • information about changes to the 2021 Fellowships
  • details on eligibility and applicant requirements, and our selection process and criteria
  • the 2021 Fellowships flyer, application form and referee guide.

Completed application forms and referee reports must be received by LDC before 4.00pm on Friday 26 March 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.