Paul Mellon Centre Funding Opportunities | 31 January Deadline

The Spring 2022 round of Fellowships & Grants from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art is now open for applications. The funding programme is designed to support scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present.

Applications close at midnight on 31 January 2022.


Awards of £60,000 to cover twelve months and support academics, established scholars or senior museum professionals to complete a manuscript or publication or to undertake a sustained period of research towards a major project.


Awards of £15,000 to cover four months to support independent researchers and academics at universities, museums, galleries or other institutions who are established in their careers (and who were awarded their doctorates over six years previously or who have a scholarly profile).


Awards of £10,000 to cover six months and support continuing postdoctoral research in the field of British art and architectural history or support the start of a new research project that has arisen out of a successfully submitted doctoral thesis. Applicants must have had their doctoral theses successfully examined within the five years prior to January 2022.


Awards of £7,500 to cover three months of further British art or architectural history doctoral research in the UK based at the Paul Mellon Centre. They are designed for applicants who are advanced in their doctoral research and need to have an extended period of archival or library research in the UK.


An award to allow an individual the unique opportunity to undertake three months of dedicated research and work on a topic of BritishItalian art history while based at the British School at Rome.

Open to scholars, researchers, curators and other GLAM professionals from immediately post-doctoral to those internationally recognised in their field.


An award of £10,000 to support an individual to use the Centre’s Archive and Library Collections to explore an aspect of the development of art history as a discipline in the UK in the 20th century.

The Fellowship is designed to cover the period July 2022June 2023 and the recipient is expected to spend a minimum of 6 weeks at the Centre over the course of the year. The Fellowship is designed to sit alongside existing commitments.


Awards of up to £3,000 to support the practical expenses incurred in hosting ‘in-person’ or online lectures, conferences, workshops, symposia and seminars for scholars or provided at a scholarly level for the general public.


Awards of up to £2,000 towards the expenses incurred in visiting collections, libraries, archives or historic sites within the UK or abroad for research purposes.

Applications close at midnight on 31 January 2022.

The deadline for referees is 10 February 2022.

All grant applications must be made through the PMC online system:

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