Bruce Millar graduate Fellowship

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The Bruce Millar Fellowship is a unique chance for new graduates of the School of Drama, Dance, Production and Film (DDPF) to receive funding and support from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The Fellowship is an opportunity to launch a career or practice with an award of £10,000 for a creative project, performance, phase of research & development, or to launch a creative company.

Applications for the Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship are now open.

Who is eligible?

  1. Applicants must be in the final year of study (undergraduate or postgraduate*) OR have graduated in the past year (July 2022 or October 2022).
  2. Applicants must be graduating OR have graduated from the Department of Drama, Dance, Production and Film.
  3. Projects must be completed by September 2024.
  4. From February 2023 until September 2024 applicants must be legally resident in the UK. If applying as a group/collective, then all of the applicants must be legally resident in the UK within this time.
  5. Applications can be made as individuals or as a team. Each team member must fit within the eligibility criteria.
  6. Previous winners of the Bruce Millar Award/Fellowship are not eligible.

*Please note that the successful candidate(s) are responsible for their own tax and will be required to provide proof of address and UK bank account.

*If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact the Knowledge Exchange team at

How do I apply? 

Please ensure you read all of the Guidelines thoroughly before applying.

Click here to download Guidelines.

This includes information about application assessment which can help guide your application writing process.

Click here to download Application Form.

Completed applications should be sent to

The deadline for Stage 1 Applications is Monday 27 March 2023 at 17:00. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

If you have any accessibility requirements and would like to submit your application by video please contact

If you have any queries about the Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship please contact


2022-2023 Bruce Millar Graduate Fellows

Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship 2022 recipients Max Gabbott and Fergus Massey

A more sustainable approach to set construction … that’s the vision of two Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduates who are determined to tackle the entertainment industry’s throwaway culture.

Forget scrapping sets and props from theatre productions, live events and films, woodworkers Max Gabbott and Fergus Massie are on a mission to work in a greener and more sustainable way.

And they’ll do it with the help of a £10,000 funding boost from an annual RCS award.

Max and Fergus, who graduated from the BA Production Arts and Design degree programme in July this year, are the duo behind Marmoset Construction, a set construction company that creates sets from recycled materials and modifies existing set elements for reuse.

Read the full press release on the 2022-2023 Bruce Millar Graduate Fellows here.