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Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art – Curatorial Research Grants

Slots:                                                     1

Internal Deadline:                           Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        N/A                       

External Deadline:                          September 30, 2018

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: Not specified

Anticipated Amount: up to a maximum of £40,000

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:


Materials to submit:


Link to Award:                        


Who May Serve as PI:                    Curatorial Research Grants are offered annually. They are awarded to institutions, galleries or museums to help towards the costs of appointing a Research Curator to undertake research for a specific project. This can be for:

Alternatively an institution may apply for a Curatorial Research Grant to provide replacement staff costs to provide temporary cover for a curatorial staff member to work on a specific exhibition or cataloguing project.


The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of Fellowships (for individuals) and Grants (for institutions and individuals) twice a year in a strictly timetabled schedule.  The programme supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present, although all supported topics must have an historical perspective.

We do not offer fellowships and grants in the fields of archaeology, the current practice of architecture or the performing arts. We have no discretionary funds outside our stated programme.

The institution must provide details of the expected outcomes of the project. Curatorial research might result in an exhibition (physical or virtual), an exhibition catalogue, or a printed or online catalogue of part of a collection/archive. The Centre particularly welcomes applications from institutions whose aim is to provide open access to their collections and resources.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.

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