George Proudman Fellowship

Applications are now closed for the George Proudman Fellowship 2021, a $12,000 endowment open to stonemasons to foster leadership, work skills and knowledge abroad.

Important message

Unfortunately the entry guidelines document available on this page during the Fellowship entry period (20 July - 18 September) included an incorrect email address for submissions. 

If you made a submission during the entry period and sent it to the incorrect address, we have not received it. Please resend your original email with attachments to: as soon as possible.

Our apologies for this inconvenience.

What is it?

New South Wales has many sandstone buildings dating from the early 1800s onwards. Conserving these heritage buildings contributes to the cultural and social wellbeing of NSW residents as well as providing significant places and settings for tourism, boosting our economy.

Having people in NSW experienced in the care and maintenance of these buildings is important.

The George Proudman Fellowship, established and sponsored by the stone industry and state government, grants up to $12,000 to a stonemason for travel overseas in 2021 to gain technical and practical experience not available in Australia.  

Note: Due to COVID-19, travel plans (including dates, activities and destinations) may need to be modified as needed.


To be eligible for this program you must:

  1. be a trade qualified stonemason working in NSW, and
  2. have two or more years’ experience in traditional masonry work or repairs.
  3. be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

Who was George Proudman?

The George Proudman Fellowship was established to honour the legacy of the late George Proudman, who up until his death in 2000 was a passionate educator and advocate for the stonework conservation of our culturally significant public buildings.

As Master Mason of the NSW Department of Public Works in the 1970’s and 1980’s, George was instrumental in promoting, advocating and revitalising the craft of traditional stonemasonry in NSW.

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More information

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