A completed application form and supporting documents must be received before 4.00pm on Friday 26 March 2021. A reminder that all applications require chief executive approval and two referee reports.

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.