• 27 Apr 2020

The Paul Mellon Centre has made £200,000 available in a special programme of funding designed to support the field of British art studies during the COVID-19 crisis.

The programme will provide quickly released funding for both individuals and institutions, and is intended to sustain research, writing and thinking on British art and architecture during a period of unprecedented disruption for the scholarly and curatorial communities.

Research Continuity Grants

Research Continuity Grants are awards of £10,000 intended for institutions such as galleries or museums, which have been affected financially by the COVID-19 crisis.

They are designed to enable institutions to continue planning and conducting curatorial and scholarly research projects during the coming year, on topics drawn from the history of British art and architecture.

Research Continuity Fellowships

Research Continuity Fellowships are awards of £5,000, designed to support individuals in conducting their writing and research on British art and architecture during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The purpose of these fellowships is to enable individuals to sustain themselves and their work in the face of the financial and scholarly challenges generated by the crisis.


Applications close at midday on Tuesday 19 May 2020.

All applications must be made through our online system: grants.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk