Deadline: January 15, 2012
Senior Fellowships are designated for established scholars in the field of British art or architectural history for the specific purpose of completing a book or other such major study for immediate publication. The awards are made for the writing period and not for primary research.
Fellowships are offered either as a stipend to the Fellow (if an independent scholar) or to their institution or university to fund a temporary replacement. Each Fellowship is offered for up to twelve months and must be used on a full-time basis. The maximum award for a Senior Fellowship is £30,000 for twelve months or pro rata for a shorter period. The Centre does not pay full economic costs. The Centre welcomes projects which involve matched funding and collaborative work. If a Fellow accepts full-time employment during the period of the Senior Fellowship, the Centre will request an appropriate reimbursement of the award.
Applicants are required to demonstrate that their manuscript can be completed within the period they specify and to outline their strategy for doing so. Scholars are offered a place of work, if desired, either at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London or the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven.
Fellowships are awarded annually each Spring and must be taken within the academic year commencing in the following Autumn. Fellowships cannot be deferred to later academic years nor can they run concurrently with a Fellowship awarded by another institution.
Please complete your application online and send it as a Word document or PDF attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your application should consist of the following pages only:
1. The one-page cover sheet
2. In not more than two pages, an outline of your field of research and your project, and your strategy for completing your manuscript within the relevant timescale
3. A one-page abbreviated CV, with details of temporary release from your employment (if appropriate)
No additional information, offprints, articles or books should be submitted with your application.
We will acknowledge your application within seven days of its receipt and we will notify you in writing of the Advisory Council’s decision not later than three weeks after the Council’s meeting in March.
Please note that the Centre is unable to notify you of award decisions by telephone or via email, or to enter into discussion of the Council’s decisions.
Grants Administrator, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 16 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA
Telephone: 020 7580 0311
Fax: 020 7636 6730