Leadership Development Centre (LDC) Fellowships are annually selected research and study awards for mid to senior leaders.

LDC Fellowships support high potential mid to senior leaders across the Public Service to identify system leadership challenges and opportunities, and undertake research and study to address these. Each LDC Fellowship provides up to NZ$50,000 for travel, accommodation and/or development activities.

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.

All applications require chief executive approval and supporting reports from two referees.

Learn more about the requirements and eligibility or download the application form. 

LDC Fellowships