The Paul Mellon Centre is an educational charity that champions new ways of understanding British art history and culture. Through all areas of our work, including our grants and fellowships programme, promote activities that enhance and expand our knowledge of British art and architecture. As an institution, They pledge themselves to ensure that the history of British art is enriched and made more relevant to a broader range of people in the future. The inclusion of voices, narratives and experiences that have been marginalised or excluded in the past will have a transformational impact on the future of the Centre and on British art studies. Accordingly, the Paul Mellon Centre particularly welcomes applications from those who are under-represented within the academic field of the humanities in the UK.
Research Support Grants are specifically designed for scholars to support the expenses incurred in visiting collections, libraries, archives or historic sites within the United Kingdom or abroad.
These grants are offered for specific research visits and individuals may claim for the following costs in line with the limits given below:
- Fares (in full)
- Accommodation (up to a maximum of £100 per night)
- Daily subsistence (£40 per day)
- Cost of care for individual’s dependents
- Research Support Grants are offered for up to a maximum of £2,000, applications for less than £2,000 are also eligible.
- Academics, scholars, postgraduate students, and independent researchers are eligible to apply in the Research Support Grant category, with the stipulation that their research is in the field of British art or architectural history and is of a scholarly nature.
- The funding programme supports scholarship, academic research, and the dissemination of knowledge in the fields of British art and architectural history, and of British visual culture understood more broadly, from the medieval period to the present day. There are funding opportunities designed for academics, scholars, authors, postgraduate students, and independent researchers as well as some designed for institutions, organisations, and publishers.
- All applications must demonstrate that British art, architecture or visual culture provides a substantial focus for their project. Applications will be assessed according to their academic rigour, originality, and contribution to scholarship. They do not fund research projects focusing on archaeology, current architecture practice, or the performing arts.
For more information, visit https://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/fellowships-and-grants/research-support-grants